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July 20, 1951
Larry Elliot Klayman (born July 20, 1951) is an American attorney and activist. He is known as the founder and the former chairman of Judicial Watch, a public interest and non-profit law firm, which attained notoriety through the initiation of 18 civil lawsuits against the Clinton Administration and an unsuccessful lawsuit against Vice-President Dick Cheney to obtain information about the White House's energy task force.
Life and career 
After his run for the U.S. Senate, Klayman formed the organization Freedom Watch.
Klayman wrote the books Fatal Neglect and Whores: Why and How I Came to Fight the Establishment, and writes a weekly column for the conservative news website WorldNetDaily.
In April 2011, Klayman filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the social media website of "negligence" for not responding quickly enough to calls to take down an anti-Israel "Third Intifada" page and demanding $1 billion in damages. Facebook representatives responded that the suit was "without merit." In December 2012, the district court dismissed the complaint on 47 U.S.C. 230 grounds.
Also in 2011, Klayman represented Joseph Farah in his unsuccessful defamation lawsuit against Esquire magazine. In July 2011, Klayman represented Bradlee Dean in his unsuccessful defamation lawsuit against Rachel Maddow; Dean was eventually ordered to pay defendants' legal fees that totalled nearly $25,000.
- Segal, David (1998-05-30). "Pursuing Clinton Suits Him Just Fine". Washington Post. p. A01. Retrieved 2007-06-02.
- Bill Moyers Interview with Larry Klayman, Public Broadcasting Service, July 11, 2003.
- Appeals Court Permits Energy Task Force Records to Remain Secret, Judicial Watch press release, May 10, 2005.
- "About Freedom Watch". Freedomwatchusa.org. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
- "Facebook sued for $1billion over 'Intifada' page calling for violence against Jews". Daily Mail. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- Klayman v. Zuckerberg, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 182598 (D.D.C. Dec. 28, 2012), http://docs.justia.com/cases/federal/district-courts/district-of-columbia/dcdce/1:2011cv00874/148053/42/.
- Kuo, Lily (June 4, 2012). ""Birther" lawsuit against Esquire Magazine dismissed". Reuters.
- Fung, Katherine (July 10, 2012). "Bradlee Dean Fires Back At Judge In Rachel Maddow, MSNBC Suit". Huffington Post.
- "Judge dismisses suit to keep Obama off Fla. ballot". Tampa Bay Online. July 2, 2012.