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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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Did you get your Morning Insurrection

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Posted by    Monday, July 28, 2014 at 9:31am
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If you signed up, you should have received your first email of the new Morning Insurrection newsletter.

If you signed up but did not receive it, check your spam folder just in case (and designate it as non-spam so you...

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Anti-Semitism on open display in the name of anti-Zionism

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Posted by    Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 6:30pm
London anti-Israel protest 7-26-2017 Protocols of Elder of Zion

Margie in Tel Aviv called attention today to a Christopher Hitchen’s quote.

I had not heard that before, so I looked it up, here is the clip, from 2010 (

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Kerry ceasefire proposal “was everything Hamas could have hoped for” (Updates)

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8:18pm
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When I heard parts of John Kerry’s news conference today, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. He was talking as if he’s trying to create a way to bolster Hamas when the fighting is over.

Sure enough, Barak Ravid, a well-regarded reporter for the left-wing Israeli Haaretz newspaper presents a...

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Just more “pro-Palestinian” protests: Nazi salutes in Paris, “death to all Jews” in the Hague

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Posted by    Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 2:06pm
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We’ve documented many times the open anti-Semitism that infuses many “pro-Palestinian” anti-Israel rallies around the world, including the United States.

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John Kerry to the rescue (of Hamas?): Seven-day “truce” proposed (Updates – no truce yet)

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Posted by    Friday, July 25, 2014 at 9:53am
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John Kerry has proposed a seven-day truce, during which time there would be negotiations over a longer-term ceasefire.

Hamas reportedly is going to accept the proposal, but that’s far from official.

The Israeli cabinet is discussing the proposal as we speak. Concerns are that Hamas, having rejected a ceasefire early on...

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Architect of Obamacare: You only get tax credits if buy on state exchange (Video)

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:02pm
Jonathan Gruber Noblis Obamacare Tax Credits

In the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the Halbig case, the court held that under Obamacare as drafted, federal subsidies in the form of tax credits only are available to individuals who purchase on state exchanges, not on...

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Email destruction an issue not just at IRS, but EPA too

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:21pm
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The IRS-Lois Lerner email and hard drive destruction has received a lot of attention.

Less so another possible scandal at the EPA, regarding the alleged destruction of documents requested by the Landmark Legal Foundation, with which Mark Levin is affiliated..

Fox News covered it in late June, but most of the mainstream media...

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm
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Miami anti-Israel rally: “Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is returning”

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:57am
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The chant “Khaybar, Khaybar ya yahud” celebrates Muslim victory over the Jews, as this article from the Jerusalem Post in 2013 explains:

Arab TV satellite channels are airing a series this year called Khaybar, referring to the Muslim massacre of the Jews of the town of that name in northwestern Arabia in...

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Troll

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Posted by    Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - NYC - Republicans for Obama

Dear Professor Jacobson:

While walking in Chelsea (NYC, not London) last Sunday, I came upon a Volvo with a bumper sticker proclaiming “Republicans for Obama.”

The Republicans have a big tent, from religious, social conservatives to libertarians, but I have a hard time believing any Republican could be this stupid.

Thank you so much, Professor.

Enjoy your Sunday.

Sincerely,

Ken

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Slate Editor takes her childhood Zionist regrets out on dead Israeli “lone soldier”

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 5:45pm
Max Steinberg Israeli Lone Soldier

Allison Benedikt regrets her Zionist upbringing, and pro-Israeli Jews, so much so that in 2011 she wrote a curious self-absorbed analysis of her journey, and how she went from proud Zionist youth to being disgusted with Israel, Life After Zionist Summer Camp, including some awkward personal details:

John [Cook, formerly...

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Montana Sen. John Walsh (D) has a problem

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:35pm
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Democrats had high hopes of holding the Senate seat in Montana after Max Baucus resigned to become U.S. Ambassador to China.

Emphasis on past tense, “had”.

The NY Times reports, Montana Democrat’s Thesis Presented Others’ Work as His Own:

Democrats were thrilled when John Walsh of Montana was appo...

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France’s Jews Fled As Rioters Burned Shops To Chants Of ‘Gas The Jews’

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 11:49am
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While I had seen the images and videos, I did not realize the depth of the depravity exhibited in the anti-Jewish riots in Paris. HuffPo UK reports, France’s Jews Flee As Rioters Burn Paris Shops, Attack Synagogue:

France’s politicians and community leaders have criticised the “intolerable” violence against Paris’ Jewish community,...

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Will Hobart College continue to allow anti-Israel faculty boycott group HQ on campus?

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 9:52am
Hobart and William Smith Colleges Aerial View

The anti-Israel academic boycott movement has been under the radar the past month, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been working to destroy academic freedom where it can.

Two small academic groups recently were added to the short list of academic professional organizations boycotting Israel.

The Critical Ethnic Studies Association recently endorsed the...

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