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July 20, 1951
Larry Elliot Klayman (born July 20, 1951) is a politically conservative American public interest lawyer. He is the founder and the former chairman of Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group, as well as Freedom Watch, a conservative political advocacy group.
Life and career
Larry Klayman received his B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and his J.D. from Emory University Law School. 
In 1998, Klayman sued his mother for $50,000, seeking reimbursement for medical care provided to his maternal grandmother. After Klayman's brother told Newsweek magazine of the lawsuit, Klayman alleged that the Clinton White House was responsible for the magazine acquiring the information.
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 2011, the Florida Bar Association publicly reprimanded Klayman for accepting a $25,000 retainer from a Daytona Beach woman but not providing any legal services in return. Klayman was ordered to make financial restitution to the woman.
His marriage to Stephanie Anne Luck ended in divorce. In a 2010 custody case concerning the couple's two children, Luck alleged that Klayman had "inappropriately touched" one of the children. Klayman then sued a number of newspapers for reporting testimony from the custody case. On November 15, 2013, Chief Judge Anne C. Conway of the Middle District Court of Florida dismissed Klayman's lawsuit.
Following Klayman's behavior in a 1992 trial in California federal court, Judge William Keller barred Klayman from his courtroom for life; five years later, in a separate case in New York, Klayman's behavior led then district judge Denny Chin to issue a lifetime ban on the attorney practicing law before him.
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 defamation lawsuit against Esquire magazine. A federal district judge dismissed the suit, and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the dismissal. 
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. The case is under appeal.
Klayman is representing families of members of Navy SEAL Team 6, the elite special forces who killed Osama bin Laden, who died after their helicopter was shot down by the Taliban three months later. Klayman contends the Obama administration put the Navy SEALs at risk by disclosing their identity. 
Challenge to President Obama
On October 13, 2013, during the US government shutdown, Klayman urged a conservative rally in Washington, D.C. to begin a "second American non-violent Revolution" and demanded that President Obama "put the Quran down ... [and] figuratively come out with his hands up".
On November 19, 2013, Klayman sponsored a "Reclaim America" rally in Lafayette Square across from the White House, calling for Obama’s impeachment. Klayman had predicted that the protest would bring “millions to occupy Washington D.C.", but fewer than 100 demonstrators were in attendance.
- Wilkie, Christina (November 16, 2009). "Klayman attacks ‘Whores’ in new book". The Hill.
- "The Breakfast Meeting: More Papers Cut and the Navy Seal Story Leaks Out". The New York Times. August 29, 2012.
- Crawford, Jamie (October 8, 2013). "Report sheds light on al Qaeda-linked hijacking plot in 2000". CNN.
- Killough, Ashley; Travis, Shannon; Rokus, Brian (October 13, 2013). "Rallier tells Obama to 'put the Quran down'". CNN.
- Weisberg, Jacob (June 6, 1998). "Nut Watch: First Larry Klayman sued Hillary Clinton. Now he's suing his mom". Slate.
- "About Freedom Watch". Freedomwatchusa.org. Retrieved 2011-03-05.
- Larry Klayman aka Harry Klaypool of Freedom Watch
- Klayman, Larry (January 29, 2012). "The Land of Israel Is Ours". WND.com.
- Klayman, Larry (May 27, 2013). "The ethical decline of liberal Jewish intelligentsia, Part 2". RenewAmerica.
- Garcia-Roberts, Gus (November 1, 2011). "Riptide: Larry Klayman, Conservative Wingnut Lawyer, Gets Reprimanded By Florida Bar, Is Broke". Miami New Times.
- Timmer, Steve. "Klayman Sues City Pages and Others". Scribd.
- Ferguson, David (November 14, 2013, updated November 16, 2013). "Tea party ‘revolutionary’ sues newspapers as day of planned U.S. coup approaches (UPDATED)". The Raw Story.
- "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.
- Frankel, Alison (November 26, 2013). "D.C. Circuit knows satire when it sees it, tosses ‘birther’ case vs Esquire". Reuters.
- Weber, Katherine (November 15, 2012). "Christian Rock Musician Seeks Appeal in Rachel Maddow Defamation Case". The Christian Post.
- 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.
- "Biden and Panetta sued by Navy Seal Team VI and special ops families". Freedom Watch. June 27, 2013.
- Rhodan, Maya (November 19, 2013). "Swampland: Tea Party Protestors Demand Obama Impeachment Outside White House". Time.
- Willis, Oliver (November 20, 2013,). "'Second American Revolution' Rally Falls 999,870 People Short Of A Million". Media Matters.