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             Supreme Court ushers in the tech robber baron Age?
                                                                                                                      LEADER V. FACEBOOK BACKGROUND
             Refusal to hear Leader v. Facebook tells inventors not to bother
                                                                                                                          1. Brief Summary (PDF)
             filing patents and sharing their inventions with the world                                                   2. Backgrounder (PDF)

             Contributing Authors | AMERICANS FOR INNOVATION | Updated Jan. 14,                                           3. Facebook Secrets (PDF)
             2013                                                                                                         4. Instagram-scam? (PDF)
                                                                                                                          5. USPTO-gate? (PDF)
                                                                                                                          6. Zynga-gate? (PDF)
             (Jan. 11, 2013)—The Supreme
                                                                                                                          7. Insider Trading (PDF)
             Court’s acquiescence to the
             Facebook cabal by their refusal to                                                                           8. Disciplinary Complaints (PDF)
             hear the Leader v. Facebook appeal                                                                           9. Federal Circuit Cover-up? (PDF)
             on Monday sent shock waves across                                                                           10. Congressional Briefings
             the innovation world. The message
                                                                                                                         11. Prominent Americans Speak Out
             to inventors is not to bother with
             the time and expense of filing for                                                                          12. Petition for Writ of Certiorari
             patents—because that work will                                                                              13. Two Proposed Judicial Reforms
             simply evaporate in a federal court                                                                         14. S. Crt. for Schemers or Inventors?
             system corrupted by deep-pocket
                                                                                                                         15. Attorney Patronage Hijacked DC?
             tech robber barons.

             The decision gave the Court's
             blessing to the Facebook robber
             barons. Leader proved that
             Facebook stole their invention on 11                                                                        16. Justice Denied | Battle Continues
             of 11 counts. Instead of paying                     Facebook is the new tech robber baron                   17. FB Robber Barons Affirmed by S. Crt.
             Leader a suitable royalty, Facebook
             has paid off the courts to sustain an ill-gotten, tricky judgment made not by laws and
                                                                                                                      POPULAR POSTS
             facts, but by manipulation of judges, in our opinion. The manipulation seems evident in the
             court’s decisions which invalidated all of Facebook’s evidence, where the Court concocted
                                                                                                                         A Cocksure Facebook?
             new evidence in violation of Leader's constitutional rights to due process (Fifth and 14th
             Amendments), and where judges held undisclosed stock in Facebook during the                                 Leader v. Facebook [Justice] Denied
                                                                                                                         Prominent Americans speak out for Leader
             Property Theft by
                                                         "Behind the hoodies and flip-flops lurk                         Supreme Court ushers in the tech robber
             Courts                                                                                                      baron Age?
                                                         businesspeople as rapacious as the
                          History teaches us that        black-suited and top-hatted                                     Congressional Briefings re. Leader v.
                          the ultimate robber            industrialists of the late-19th century"
                          barons are States that                                                                         "Boy Kings" Briefing for Rep. Jim Jordan
                          confiscate personal                                                                            (OH), House Oversight Committee, Nov.
             property, like the Soviet Union did                                                                         27, 2012
             after the Bolshevik Revolution. The
                                                                                                                         Leader Technologies files a Petition For
             Bolshevik courts did the bidding of                                                                         Writ Of Certiorari at the U.S. Supreme
             their paymasters also. The Supreme                                                                          Court on Nov. 16, 2012
             Court's conduct in Leader v.[1/14/2013 5:38:31 PM]
Americans For Innovation: Supreme Court ushers in the tech robber baron Age?

             Facebook is every bit as egregious. It                                                                 Bibliographic Research Resources for
                                                                                                                    Leader v. Facebook
             is as if they gave blessing to a thief
                                                             "The Ruthless Overlords of Silicon Valley"
             driving your car away, or rifling your
                                                             March 12, 2012
             wallet.                                                                                              EDITORIALS

             Logic says that it is not possible to rule in a party’s favor (Facebook) after all their
             evidence has been debunked . . . unless that party is paying off or otherwise influencing               1. DC Bar refuses to investigate attorney
             the judges. Judicial influence corrupts a democracy to its core.                                           misconduct in Leader v. Facebook -
                                                                                                                        Unwillingness of DC attorneys to self-
                                                                                                                        police may explain why Washington is
             Like the robber barons of the Industrial Age, these new tech robber barons have stolen the
                                                                                                                        broken, Dec. 30, 2012
             underlying resources needed to run their system; used the ill-gotten gains to quash
             competition; bought politicians, government officials, judges and clerks; impoverished
                                                                                                                     2. Will the U.S. Supreme court support
             investors by selling stock at inflated prices; and, propped up the stock price with foreign
                                                                                                                        schemers or real American inventors?
             trades using laundered monies, likely including TARP funds via banks who were bailed out                   Facebook's case dangles on a
             by the American taxpayer in 2008, in our opinion.                                                          doctored interrogatory. Eighteen (18)
                                                                                                                        areas of question shout for attention,
             The New Tech Robber Baron                                                                                  Dec. 27, 2012

                                                                                                                     3. Two Policy Changes That Will Make
             Abuse of the public trust on a massive scale is not
                                                                                                                        America More Democratic (and less
             new. The late 1800’s saw similar exploitative
                                                                                                                        contentious), Dec. 21, 2012
             practices to amass wealth. The term “robber baron”
             combines the sense of criminal (“robber”) and
             illegitimate aristrocray (“baron”). Wikipedia. What is
             new with these tech robber barons is the ability of                                                  OUR MISSION
             the technologies they've co-opted to corrupt whole
                                                                                                                  American citizens must fight abuse of the
             governments and countries, to seize personal data,                                                   constitutional right for authors and inventors
             and to institute an unregulated monetary system.                                                     to enjoy the fruits of their inventions, as a
                                                                                                                  matter of matter of basic property rights and
             Must history repeat itself?                                                                          sound public policy. Otherwise, instead of
                                                                                                                  innovation, creativity, genius, ideas, vision,
                                                                                                                  courage, entrepreneurship, respect,
             Are we destined to wait until the raping and pillaging damage is all over before we act to           property, rejuvenation, morals, ethics,
             stop it? The U.S. Supreme Court and the federal court system evidently do not care about             values, renewal, truth, facts, rights, privacy,
             intellectual property and patents. That can now be said with certainty. They supported a             solutions and judicial faithfulness,
             Leader v. Facebook decision that had no basis in evidence or law.
                                                                                                                  . . . our society and economy will be
                                                                                                                  dragged down (and eventually destroyed) by
             They don't care, but do you? If so, what are you
                                                                                                                  copying, infringement, thievery,
             (and we) going to do about it?
                                                                                                                  counterfeiting, hacking, greed,
                                                                                                                  misinformation, exploitation, abuse, waste,
             The robber barons have convinced a billion people                                                    disrespect, falsity, corruption, bribery,
             on the planet to become addicted to their                                                            coercion, intimidation, doublespeak,
             formulation of the “social networking” drug. How                                                     misconduct, lies, deception, attorney dark
             do we help these addicts and wrestle control of                                                      arts, destruction, confusion, dishonesty,
             this technology from the criminals?                                                                  judicial chicanery and lawlessness.

                                                                                                                  If we do not speak up, impeach derelict
             The robber barons probably think “the masses”
                                                                                                                  judges and imprison corrupt attorneys, we
             will soon come to accept their thefts as “the new                                                    cannot possibly hope to start fixing the
             normal.”* Let’s prove that assumption fatal.                                                         current ills in our society. Without justice
                                                                                                                  and respect for private property, democracy
                                                                        The Soviet Union failed. However, a
                                       ***                                                                        has no sure foundation.
                                                                        Soviet asymmetric warfare tactic
                                                                        called "lawfare" is being used by
                                                                        Facebook and its Moscow allies            CURRENT EDITORIAL FOCUS
             * The "new normal" proposition is a favorite tool of
                                                                        against the U.S. federal courts and
             stock manipulators to try and convince the mass                                                      We are an opinion blog that advocates for
                                                                        financial systems. The U.S.               strong intellectual property rights. We
             market that their value proposition should replace
                                                                        Supreme Court just fell victim to         welcome commenters and contributors. The
             the previously accepted one. For example, the
                                                                        lawfare in Leader v. Facebook.            Leader v. Facebook patent infringement case
             public was asked to accept the "dotcom" bubble as
                                                                                                                  first came to our attention after learning
             "the new normal" for tech valuations. History tells                                                  that the trial judge, Leonard P. Stark, U.S.
             us this proposition was a devious smoke screen to enable crooked telecom and Silicon                 District Court of Delaware, ignored his jury’s
             Valley CEOs to cash in their options before the valuation bubble burst. Some of those                admission that they had no evidence to
             executives are in jail today, like Bernie Ebbers (MCI) and Joe Nacchio (Qwest). Others have          support their on-sale bar verdict, but the
             gotten away with their crimes, including some of the "venture capitalists" dictating                 judge supported it anyway.
             Facebook's conduct. This "pump-and-dump" strategy is being repeated by the Facebook
                                                                                                                  The judicial misconduct has deteriorated
             cronies, both in the USA and the former Soviet Union where Facebook appears to be
                                                                                                                  from there, replete with two of the three
             moving much of its core "Facebook Credits" R&D.
                                                                                                                  judges on the Federal Circuit appeal panel,
                                                                                                                  Judges Alan D. Lourie and Kimberly A.
                                                                                                                  Moore, holding Facebook stock that they did
                                                                                                                  not disclose to the litigants, and later tried
                                                                                                                  to excuse through a quick motion slipped in
              Posted by K. Craine at 1:26 PM
                                                                                                                  at the last minute by the Clerk of Court, Jan[1/14/2013 5:38:31 PM]
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                                                                                                                       Horbaly, and his close friends at The Federal
                                                                                                                       Circuit Bar Association. (The DC Bar
                                                                                                                       subsequently revealed that Mr. Horbaly is
                                                                                                                       not licensed to practice law in Washington

             5 comments:                                                                                               The judges ignored shocking new evidence
                                                                                                                       that Mark Zuckerberg withheld 28 hard
                                                                                                                       drives of 2003-2004 evidence from Leader
                     K. Craine      January 11, 2013 at 2:42 PM
                                                                                                                       Technologies that could prove actual theft
                     Comment by: Stop the bleeding                                                                     (and therefore claims even more serious
                                                                                                                       than infringement). In addition, Facebook's
                     If one of my construction supervisors is caught taking a bribe from a subcontractor to cut        appeal attorney, Thomas G. Hungar of
                     corners, I fire him on the spot.                                                                  Gibson Dunn LLP, has close personal ties to
                                                                                                                       just about every judicial player in this story.
                     Likewise, we MUST hold our judges accountable.                                                    The misconduct appears to reach into the
                                                                                                                       U.S. Patent Office through abuse of the
                     Impeachment is our only tool, so let's get on with the nut cuttin' as they say in my neck         reexamination process by Facebook. We will
                     of the woods. It's high time.                                                                     stay focused on Leader v. Facebook until
                                                                                                                       justice is served, but we also welcome news
                                                                                                                       and analysis of intellectual property abuse in
                                                                                                                       other cases as well.

                     K. Craine      January 12, 2013 at 7:02 AM
                                                                                                                       WELCOME TO DONNA KLINE NOW! READERS
                     Comment by: An Inventor
                                                                                                                                       AFI has been supporting
                     I will NOT be filing any new patents until this situation is fixed by Congress. (I was                            Donna and is now picking up
                     waiting to see if the Supreme Court would do the right thing, but sadly this fish is rotting                      the main Leader v. Facebook
                     from the head.) Just in the last two or three years the Patent Office Examiners have                              coverage (she will continue
                     started doing very strange and illogical things to stall my applications while the infringers                     coverage as well).
                     of my earlier patents are making hay with my existing inventions. Some of those
                     infringers are associated with Facebook's law firms, specifically Cooley Godward, White &                        Anonymous Posts Are
                     Case, Gibson Dunn and Fenwick & West. Fenwick used to be an honorable firm when Bill                             Welcomed! Blogger has more
                     Fenwick ran it. Shame.                                                                                           posting constraints than
                                                                                                                       Donna's WordPress, but we will continue to
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                     K. Craine      January 12, 2013 at 7:29 AM
                                                                                                                       will be posted using your real name or
                     Comment by: binky boo                                                                             handle, whatever you wish, like John Smith
                                                                                                                       or Tex.
                     Congress can't its own house in order. Half the California delegation is already in
                     Facebook's pocket. Out here donations flow like water in the streets. Invention in
                     America is screwed. Here's my solution: I think inventors should STOP PAYING LAWYERS to           BLOG ARCHIVE
                     file for patents until they get their professional house in order. That'll get their attention.
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                     Hit them where it hurts... in their bank accounts. Oh wait, they'll just extort it. What
                     was I thinking? ;-)


                     K. Craine      January 12, 2013 at 7:37 AM
                     Comment by: Chris

                     Yeh, did you notice how there's "nothing new" at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics
                     Show this year??? These robber barons are depressing innovation in the whole industry by
                     their greed and power-mongering. This CES was the most boring show I have ever
                     attended. There is a reason for patent protection. Without it, innovation stops. There is
                     no "new normal" about it. That's all spin.


                     K. Craine      January 12, 2013 at 7:48 AM
                     Comment by: first timer

                     I follow your blog but this is my first post. We see symptoms of the "too many lawyers"
                     problem everywhere. Fiscal cliffs. Bought judges. Lying and cheating without thought to
                     justice or truth. Maybe that is good lawyering (NOT), but it is certainly no way to run a
                     country. Boot their butts out I say... and before these bad boys pull our whole country
                     Reply[1/14/2013 5:38:31 PM]
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                                                                                                                  CODE OF CONDUCT FOR UNITED STATES JUDGES

                                                                                                                  "CANON 2: A JUDGE SHOULD AVOID
                                                                                                                  IMPROPRIETY AND THE APPEARANCE OF
                                                                                                                  IMPROPRIETY IN ALL ACTIVITIES"

                                                                                                                  GALLERY OF JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT?

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                                                                                                                  Judge Leonard P. Stark, U.S.
                                                                                                                  District Court of Delaware, trial
                                                                                                                  judge in Leader Techs, Inc. v.
                                                                                                                  Facebook, Inc., 770 F. Supp. 2d
                                                                                                                  686 (D.Del. 2011). Judge Stark
                                                                                                                  heard his jury foreman admit that
                                                                                                                  the jury made the on-sale bar
                                                                                                                  decision without any evidence
                                                                                                                  other than speculation, and yet
                                                                                                                  he supported that verdict anyway.
                                                                                                                  Just months before trial, Judge
                                                     Home                                         Older Post      Stark allowed Facebook to add the
                                                                                                                  on-sale bar claim
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                                                                                                                  after the close of
                                                                                                                  all fact discovery
                                                                                                                  and blocked
                                                                                                                  Leader from
                                                                                                                  preparing its
                                                                                                                  defenses to this new claim.

                                                                                                                  Judge Stark allowed the claims
                                                                                                                  despite Leader's prophetic
                                                                                                                  argument that the action would
                                                                                                                  confuse the jury and prejudice
                                                                                                                  Leader. (Read Leader's May 20,
                                                                                                                  2010 motion here.) He also
                                                                                                                  permitted the jury to ignore the
                                                                                                                  Pfaff v. Wells Electronics, Inc. test
                                                                                                                  for on-sale bar, even after
                                                                                                                  instructing the jury to use it. (See
                                                                                                                  that Jury
                                                                                                                  Instruction No. 4.7
                                                                                                                  here.) He also
                                                                                                                  contradicted his
                                                                                                                  own instruction to
                                                                                                                  Leader to answer
                                                                                                                  Interrogatory No. 9 in the present
                                                                                                                  tense (2009), then permitted the
                                                                                                                  jury to interpret it as a 2002
                                                                                                                  admission as well. See his Sep. 14,
                                                                                                                  2009 Order. Facebook's entire on-
                                                                                                                  sale bar case is based upon this[1/14/2013 5:38:31 PM]
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                                                                                                                  interrogatory. (Editorial: Hardly
                                                                                                                  sufficient to meet the "heavy
                                                                                                                  burden" of the clear and
                                                                                                                  convincing evidence standard.)

                                                                                                                  Judge Alan D. Lourie, U.S.
                                                                                                                  Court of Appeals for the Federal
                                                                                                                  Circuit, panel judge in Leader
                                                                                                                  Techs v. Facebook, Inc., 678 F.3d
                                                                                                                  1300 (Fed. Cir. 2012). Judge
                                                                                                                  Lourie stood to benefit financially
                                                                                                                  from undisclosed holdings in
                                                                                                                  Facebook. See analysis of Judge
                                                                                                                  Lourie's T. Rowe Price holdings re.
                                                                                                                  the Facebook IPO. Judge Lourie
                                                                                                                  also failed to
                                                                                                                  apply his own law-
                                                                                                                  test in Group One
                                                                                                                  v. Hallmark Cards
                                                                                                                  to the evidence.
                                                                                                                  After debunking
                                                                                                                  all of Facebook's evidence on
                                                                                                                  appeal, Judge Lourie created new
                                                                                                                  argument in the secrecy of
                                                                                                                  chambers to support Facebook and
                                                                                                                  prevent the on-sale bar verdict
                                                                                                                  from being overturned—a clear
                                                                                                                  breach of constitutional due

                                                                                                                  Judge Kimberly A. Moore,
                                                                                                                  U.S. Court of Appeals for the
                                                                                                                  Federal Circuit, panel judge in
                                                                                                                  Leader Techs v. Facebook, Inc.,
                                                                                                                  678 F.3d 1300 (Fed. Cir. 2012).
                                                                                                                  Judge Moore stood to benefit
                                                                                                                  financially from undisclosed
                                                                                                                  holdings in Facebook. See
                                                                                                                  disclosure of substantial holdings
                                                                                                                  in Facebook and Facebook-related
                                                                                                                  stocks. Judge
                                                                                                                  Moore failed to
                                                                                                                  follow the long-
                                                                                                                  held precedent for
                                                                                                                  testing on-sale bar
                                                                                                                  evidence in Pfaff
                                                                                                                  v. Wells Electronics, Inc.—an
                                                                                                                  evident and intentional omission
                                                                                                                  coming from a former patent law
                                                                                                                  professor. After debunking all of
                                                                                                                  Facebook's evidence on appeal,
                                                                                                                  Judge Moore created new
                                                                                                                  argument in the secrecy of
                                                                                                                  chambers to support Facebook and
                                                                                                                  prevent the on-sale bar verdict
                                                                                                                  from being overturned—a clear
                                                                                                                  breach of constitutional due
                                                                                                                  process.[1/14/2013 5:38:31 PM]
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                                                                                                                  Judge Evan J. Wallach, U.S.
                                                                                                                  Court of Appeals for the Federal
                                                                                                                  Circuit, member of the three-
                                                                                                                  judge panel in Leader Techs v.
                                                                                                                  Facebook, Inc., 678 F.3d 1300
                                                                                                                  (Fed. Cir. 2012). Judge Wallach is
                                                                                                                  not a patent attorney. This begs
                                                                                                                  the question as to why a judge
                                                                                                                  with no knowledge of patent law
                                                                                                                  was assigned to the case. Would
                                                                                                                  anyone ask a dentist to perform
                                                                                                                  brain surgery? The Federal Circuit
                                                                                                                  was specially formed to appoint
                                                                                                                  patent-knowledgeable judges to
                                                                                                                  patent cases.

                                                                                                                  There is no evidence so far in the
                                                                                                                  judicial disclosures that Judge
                                                                                                                  Wallach holds stock in Facebook,
                                                                                                                  although when he was asked on a
                                                                                                                  motion to disclose potential
                                                                                                                  Facebook holdings and other
                                                                                                                  conflicts of interest, he refused
                                                                                                                  along with the other judges. See
                                                                                                                  Motion to Disclose Conflicts of

                                                                                                                  Judge Wallach
                                                                                                                  continued in
                                                                                                                  silence even after
                                                                                                                  Clerk of Court
                                                                                                                  Horbaly failed to
                                                                                                                  provide him with
                                                                                                                  Dr. Lakshmi Arunachalam’s
                                                                                                                  motions (according to his Federal
                                                                                                                  Circuit staffer Valeri White), and
                                                                                                                  yet the Clerk signed an order
                                                                                                                  regarding that motion on Judge
                                                                                                                  Wallach’s behalf. See a full
                                                                                                                  analysis of these events at Donna
                                                                                                                  Kline Now! Judge Wallach also
                                                                                                                  failed to police his court’s
                                                                                                                  violation of Leader’s Fifth and
                                                                                                                  14th Amendment constitutional
                                                                                                                  right to due process when he
                                                                                                                  participated in the fabrication of
                                                                                                                  new arguments and evidence for
                                                                                                                  Facebook in the secrecy of judge's
                                                                                                                  chambers after he had just
                                                                                                                  invalidated Facebook’s sole
                                                                                                                  remaining item of evidence (using
                                                                                                                  disbelieved testimony as ostensible
                                                                                                                  evidence of an opposite).

                                                                                                                  Judge Wallach also failed to police
                                                                                                                  his court when he failed to apply
                                                                                                                  the Supreme Court's Pfaff v. Wells
                                                                                                                  Electronics, Inc. test for on-sale
                                                                                                                  bar evidence, which included even
                                                                                                                  the Federal Circuit’s own Group
                                                                                                                  One v. Hallmark Cards, Inc. test—
                                                                                                                  a test which Judge Lourie should
                                                                                                                  have advised Judge Wallach to
                                                                                                                  follow since Judge Lourie helped
                                                                                                                  write that opinion. Group One test
                                                                                                                  omission analysis.[1/14/2013 5:38:31 PM]
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                                                                                                                  Clerk of Court Jan Horbaly,
                                                                                                                  U.S. Court of Appeals for the
                                                                                                                  Federal Circuit, clerk who signed
                                                                                                                  all the opinions in Leader Techs v.
                                                                                                                  Facebook, Inc., 678 F.3d 1300
                                                                                                                  (Fed. Cir. 2012). Clerk Horbaly and
                                                                                                                  his staff obfuscated when the
                                                                                                                  court's ruling was challenged by an
                                                                                                                  amicus curiae brief revealing clear
                                                                                                                  mistakes of law and new evidence.
                                                                                                                  See analysis of the misconduct and
                                                                                                                  misrepresentations within the
                                                                                                                  Federal Circuit Clerk of Court in
                                                                                                                  Leader v. Facebook.

                                                                                                                  Mr. Horbaly failed to disclose his
                                                                                                                  conflicts of interest and close
                                                                                                                  associations with numerous
                                                                                                                  Facebook attorneys and law firms,
                                                                                                                  as well as his
                                                                                                                  close association
                                                                                                                  with one of
                                                                                                                  Facebook's largest
                                                                                                                  Microsoft, who is a
                                                                                                                  Director of The Federal Circuit Bar
                                                                                                                  Association where Mr. Horbaly is
                                                                                                                  an ex officio officer. Additionally,
                                                                                                                  the DC Bar revealed in a written
                                                                                                                  statement that Clerk Horbaly is
                                                                                                                  not licensed to practice law in the
                                                                                                                  District of Columbia. [Editorial:
                                                                                                                  What does that make the Federal
                                                                                                                  Circuit with its location within in a
                                                                                                                  stone's throw of the White House?
                                                                                                                  A self-governing state?]

                                                                                                                  Judge Randall R. Rader, U.S.
                                                                                                                  Court of Appeals for the Federal
                                                                                                                  Circuit, chief judge responsible for
                                                                                                                  the (mis)conduct of his judges and
                                                                                                                  Clerk of Court in Leader Techs v.
                                                                                                                  Facebook, Inc., 678 F.3d 1300
                                                                                                                  (Fed. Cir. 2012). Judge Rader
                                                                                                                  failed to manage his court
                                                                                                                  resulting in a likely situation
                                                                                                                  where his judges never even
                                                                                                                  received briefs that they allegedly
                                                                                                                  ruled on in favor of Facebook.
                                                                                                                  Judge Rader also
                                                                                                                  failed to disclose
                                                                                                                  his conflicting
                                                                                                                  relationships with
                                                                                                                  a Leader principle
                                                                                                                  with whom he
                                                                                                                  may have had deep professional
                                                                                                                  differences during his time at the
                                                                                                                  Senate Judiciary Committee—his
                                                                                                                  former professor of law at George
                                                                                                                  Washington University Law Center,
                                                                                                                  former Leader director Professor
                                                                                                                  James P. Chandler. See analysis of
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                                                                                                                  of interest in Leader v. Facebook.

                                                                                                                  Judge Rader also
                                                                                                                  did not stop his
                                                                                                                  judges from
                                                                                                                  creating new
                                                                                                                  arguments and
                                                                                                                  evidence for
                                                                                                                  Facebook in the secrecy of
                                                                                                                  chambers—after they had
                                                                                                                  debunked all of Facebook's
                                                                                                                  evidence on appeal, which is a
                                                                                                                  clear breach of constitutional due

                                                                                                                  Click here to view a Federal
                                                                                                                  Circuit Leader v. Facebook
                                                                                                                  Conflicts of Interest Map.

                                                                                                                  See "Cover-up In Process At The
                                                                                                                  Federal Circuit?" Donna Kline Now!
                                                                                                                  Sep. 17, 2012.

                                                                                                                  Leader v. Facebook Legal Research


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