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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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New Dem campaign slogan: “I’m not Barack Obama”

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 1:00pm
Alison Grimes I'm Not Barack Obama

It has come to this.

Via Gateway Pundit:

(added) Grimes needs all the distance from Obama she can get at this point in the campaign, Grimes might need campaign reset, observers say:

With at least seven public polls showing her trailing Mitch McConnell by anywhere between 4 and 8 percentage points, Alison Lundergan Grimes...

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Report: Team Hillary scrubbed Benghazi docs

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:21am
http://youtu.be/tDwh9i2eBTw

We’ve seen so many Benghazi bombshells to date that have been deep-sixed by the media or flopped (60 Minutes), that I’m skeptical that this new report will damage Hillary.

There will be Clintonesque attacks on the whistleblower and spin of the story as part of a vast right wing conspiracy.

But if it’s...

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You get ten of these

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Democracy in America

The second part from Ulises, who previously said that for every bumper sticker in Maryland saying “Not A Liberal“:

You’ll find ten like this one.

 
 
 

“Cruz’s action was an act of moral leadership”

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 8:31pm
http://youtu.be/COb64GdfYM0

I only followed in passing the incident where Ted Cruz was booed off the stage at a gathering to support Christians in the Middle East after saying that Israel was the best friend Christians have in the Middle East.

The Daily Caller reported:

Sen. Ted Cruz was booed offstage at a conference for...

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For every one of these

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 7:30am
Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Not A Liberal

From reader and frequent photographer Ulises, a two part submission.

Here’s Part 1, with Part 2 to follow tomorrow:

For each one of this you see in Maryland….

Update: Part 2.

 
 
 

This photo will mean absolutely nothing to college students

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 6:45pm
Woman makes if over line between East and West Germany - Historical Pics

I saw this photo on Twitter.

The image is not dated, but I’m guessing the very early 1960′s, before the Berlin wall was completed.

Having crossed from West to East and back...

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Aborted: California will not give birth to six new states

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 3:46pm
http://youtu.be/iPLKtfngw7E

We previously covered the petition drive to put on the ballot this November a Proposition to split California into six states, Are six Californias better than one?:

The idea of splitting California into pieces is not new. The procedural hurdles are monumental, and perhaps insurmountable, but the idea doesn’t go away.

CAlifornia is...

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Wisconsin Voter ID Law reinstated for November election by Appeals Court

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 5:49pm
http://fox6now.com/2014/07/31/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/#ooid=ZjNmxkbzo576OR8nH1QUtYgQkfS7YMBD

In a ruling just handed down (h/t RightWisconsin), a panel of the 7th Circuit has vacated a prior injunction staying enforcement of the law, and holding that it will be in effect for this November’s election. The full Order is embedded at...

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Hillel wants Ohio U to apologize for arrest of pro-Israel students

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:33pm
Megan Marzec ordering arrest of Pro Israel student Rebecca Sebo Ohio University)credit: Kaitlin Owens video)

[Featured Image credit: Kaitlin Owens video]

We covered the incident the other night where the anti-Israel Student Senate President Megan Marzec at Ohio University had campus police arrest four pro-Israel students who were protesting the “blood bucket challenge” performed by the Marzec.

Marzec came under heavy criticism, including from the Student Senate itself, for...

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More details on tax scheme by anti-Israel attorney Stanley Cohen

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Posted by    Friday, September 12, 2014 at 12:21pm
http://nyti.ms/1pyS6Yh

We previously reported last April that Stanley Cohen, an anti-Israel, pro-Hamas attorney — sometimes called “Hamas’ Lawyer”, pleaded guilty in the Northern District of NY federal court to one count of obstructing the administration of the tax laws by failing to keep necessary tax records. Part of...

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9/11 and the importance of loved ones, by Mandy Nagy

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:00pm
http://mikelamonica.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/ten-years-later-can-you-still-hear-the-beeping/

Last year on September 11 Mandy had a wonderful and moving post. Thanks to David for reminding me of it.

Here is the post, excerpted, click on the link for the full original post:

Remembering September 11th and the importance of loved ones and endurance

Posted by   Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 9:30am

The...

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U. Illinois Board of Trustees votes down Steven Salaita

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00pm
Univ Illinois Board of Trustees Meeting 9-11-2014 Chancellor Phyllis Wise

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees just voted on the recommendation of a tenured position for Steven Salaita.

The issue became highly controversial when UI at Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise first declined to forward the recommendation to the Board.

Salaita’s tweets about Jews, Israel and Gaza caused a wide-ranging debate on social...

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9/11 +13

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 7:30am
http://videos.videopress.com/1DHcJIf8/9-11-beeps2_hd.mp4

For my thoughts, see my post in 2012, 9/11/01 and Memory.

This audio still is what I remember the most.

It was Melissa Harrington Hughes:

The message was for her husband:

Melissa Harrington Hughes, Floor 101

Melissa, 31, was only in New York for one day to oversee her software firm’s merger.

She made a tearful...

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Pro-Israel Ohio U. student arrested for reading Legal Insurrection blog post out loud during protest (#ousenate)

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:39pm
http://www.thepostathens.com/news/article_e5def6ee-3940-11e4-9d06-0017a43b2370.html?mode=video

[Featured Image credit: Kaitlin Owens video]

[Note: The title of this post and Featured Image were changed once I obtained the video which demonstrated that the student leader arrested was reading a Legal Insurrection blog post when arrested.]

We previously covered how Meghan Marzec, the President of...

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