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About: William A. Jacobson

William A. Jacobson is Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School. Prof. Jacobson is a 1981 graduate of Hamilton College and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. At Harvard he was Senior Editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and Director of Litigation for the Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project.

Prior to joining the Cornell law faculty in 2007, Prof. Jacobson had a highly successful civil litigation and arbitration practice in Providence, Rhode Island, concentrating in investment, employment, and business disputes in the securities industry, including many high profile cases reported in leading newspapers and magazines.

Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, an organization of over 450 attorneys dedicated to protecting public investors. Professor Jacobson frequently is quoted in national media on issues related to investment fraud and investor protection, and in the past has served as one of a small number of private practice attorneys who trained new arbitrators for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Professor Jacobson has argued cases in numerous federal and state courts, including the Courts of Appeal for the First, Fifth and Sixth Circuits, and the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

A more complete listing of Professor Jacobson’s professional background is available at the Cornell Law School website. The views expressed here are his own and not those of any employer or organization,

The best way to reach Prof. Jacobson is by e-mail is here.




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Officer David Smith never lived to tell about enraged perp who stole his service gun

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:32pm
http://youtu.be/qaX3BGQeFRE

Darren Wilson, the Ferguson Police Officer whom a Grand Jury declined to indict over the shooting death of Micheal Brown, gave a lengthy in-person interview to George Stephanopoulos on ABC News last night. That interview is embedded at the bottom of this post.

But this post is not really about Darren Wilson, at...

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“I will f**king slap you” – More Cornell anti-Israel intimidation

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:57am
Cornell Student Ho Plaza Slap You Video 2

We previously posted video of anti-Israel protesters getting in the face (literally) of pro-Israel students at Cornell who were holding counter-protest signs, Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums”.

The incident depicted in the prior video actually was the second incident of the day, I have learned.

Prior to that confrontation, Ilan...

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Welcome to the World, Amelia Rose Branco

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 8:02am
AF Branco and infant daughter Amelia Rose

Amelia Rose Branco, born November 25, 2014, 8 lbs, 4 oz.

Daughter of April and Antonio F. Branco.

I can’t wait to see the cartoon.

 
 
 

Remembering the first American killed in Afghanistan, November 25, 2001

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:03pm
http://teamuzunovmedia.blogspot.com/2009/07/afghan-general-dostum.html

On November 25, 2001, the first American was killed in the Afghan war, during a prisoner uprising in northern Afghanistan.

He was a CIA special operations officer.  His name was Johnny “Mike” Spann.  His story is not told often enough.

We have written of Mike Spann several times before, each one documenting a different aspect...

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NO INDICTMENT: #Ferguson Grand Jury Verdict Watch (UPDATES)

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2:25pm
Ferguson Grand Jury

Today may be the day you and the rioters have been waiting for.

The Grand Jury reportedly has reached a decision whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown.

But the decision has not yet been announced yet. That is expected to come sometime today.

You can follow the Twitter...

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Truthout leaves the truth out of Rasmea Odeh story

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 1:10pm
Women in Struggle Rasmieh Odeh You dragged me towards military work

I already have demonstrated in great detail how the narrative being peddled by supporters of Rasmea Odeh is demonstrably false and distorted, Rasmea Odeh rightly convicted of Israeli supermarket bombing and U.S. immigration fraud.

For those of you who are not familiar, Odeh was recently convicted of immigration fraud in Detroit federal court...

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Chuck Hagel resigning – fall guy for failed Obama policies

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Posted by    Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9:55am
Obama Hagel Resignation Announcement 2

It’s not like this was unexpected. Chuck Hagel long has become the fall guy for Obama administration international failures, as we first noted in connection with the Taliban-Bergdahl swap, Taliban-Bergdahl swap unpopular, so … blame Hagel.

The lone Republican in the cabinet, Hagel was supposed to lend credibility to Obama’s downsizing...

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#Cornell incident: Anti-Israel boycott movement breeds campus hate

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 12:00pm
Cornell Anti-Israel Taunting Shut your fucking mouth 11-19-2014

Our post and video, Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums” has started to gather attention, with articles in The Blaze, The College Fix, and elsewhere.

The video has over 10,000 views as of this writing:

Language Warning

Please share the video, people need...

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Get your Free Obamaphone! is so 2012

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Posted by    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 7:30am
Bumper Stickers - Miami - Free Obamacare Van

Where have you gone, 2012, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

The new meaning of prosperity is Free Obamacare!

From B.:

Saw this in Miami area.

Wasn’t the first one I saw but first one I could photograph.

Besides vans, storefronts, and guys at intersections with signs.

What a country!

 
 
 

Anti-Israel activist still stoking fires in #Ferguson

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Posted by    Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 5:12pm
Bassam Masri Arrest

We previously highlighted the role of anti-Israel activists in exploiting and fomenting trouble in Ferguson, Missouri as a Grand Jury decision is awaited whether to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown, Intifada Missouri – Anti-Israel activists may push Ferguson over the edge:

As much tension as there is,...

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IRS finds 30,000 Lerner emails days after “threat” of buggy whipping

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:49pm
Lois Lerner Confrontation

CAUSE: November 19, 2014, IRS fears employees being “seized with spontaneous diarrhea”.

In a federal FOIA lawsuit by Judicial Watch seeking records of Lerner emails and IRS efforts to retrieve...

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Hamas lawyer Stanley Cohen gets 18 months in prison on tax charges

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:30pm
https://twitter.com/fr3stanleycohen/status/473691722615365632

We have long followed the saga of Stanley Cohen, an attorney best known for his representation of and allegiance to Hamas.

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Cornell Pro-Israel students taunted: “F**k You Zionist scums”

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 5:05pm
Cornell Anti-Israel Taunting Shut your fucking mouth 11-19-2014

We have long tracked the increasing aggressiveness of anti-Israel groups on campus.

See my post this summer, Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall, for a partial catalog of such instances.

One component of these protests is non-student activists inflaming the situation. For example, on April 10, 2014, after the Cornell student assembly...

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House sues over Obamacare changes (Copy of Complaint)

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:57am
Obama Transparency Video 2

The House of Representatives filed suit this morning over Obama administration unilateral changes to Obamacare.

A complete copy of the Complaint is embedded at the bottom of this post.

This is expected to be the template for suit over immigration changes announced last night.

The NY Times describes the claims in the lawsuit:

The lawsuit...

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This driver saw it all coming

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Posted by    Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8:30am
Bumper Sticker - Houston TX - Feel Stupid Yet

Seems that this driver had advanced knowledge of last night’s immigration speech.

From a reader in Houston:

It seems people in TX are fed up with our Leader.

Taken in a Gun Store parking lot.

Thanks, Barbara

 
 
 

RIP Mike Nichols

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:15am
Mike Nichols death ABC News

Mike Nichols has died at age 83.

His accomplishments were many, and are reviewed in the ABC News video at the end of this post.

But for me, his great accomplishment...

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Prosecutors: Rasmea Odeh “serially untruthful for decades”

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Posted by    Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00am
Rasmea Odeh Guilty

Rasmieh (Rasmea) Odeh was found guilty earlier this month in federal court in Detroit of unlawfully obtaining citizenship by lying on her 1994 visa and 2004 naturalization applications.

In those documents, Rasmea falsely answered “No” to questions, among others, as to whether she “ever” had been convicted of a crime or been...

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