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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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Martha Robertson: “Close your eyes” if don’t like her fat shaming attack ads (#NY23)

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00pm
http://albany.twcnews.com/content/politics/capital_tonight_interviews/764136/martha-robertson-08-26-14/

It never ceases to amaze me how some politicians insist on digging when they are in a hole, rather than simply saying “Sorry”.

Democratic challenger Martha Robertson in my home district of NY-23 showed that quality last fall through the spring, when she refused to apologize for sending a fundraising email falsely...

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IRS: By the way, we also wiped clean Lois Lerner’s Blackberry

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:43pm
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/27/lois-lerner-blackberry-deliberately-destroyed-after-start-congressional-probe/

I’m a day late to this, but better late than never.

After admitting that Lois Lerner’s supposedly missing emails were in the back-up system, the IRS has filed court documents in response to a Judge’s Order indicating that after Lerner was summoned to testify before Congress, the IRS wiped clean Lerner’s Blackberry.

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Netanyahu: Israel won, Hamas lost

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:01pm
Netanyahu Press Conf Gaza Hamas 8-27-2014

Israelis Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accompanied by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon and IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz, just held a press conference.

Netanyahu, facing increasing criticism at home, laid out the case why the Gaza conflict was a success: Hamas lost 5-7 years of military tunnel and rocket build-up, over...

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Political correctness helped cover up child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:39am
http://www.channel4.com/news/1-400-children-sexually-abused-in-rotherham

In Rotherham, England, a group of Pakistani immigrants and others of Pakistani descent deliberately targeted white teenage girls for sexual exploitation, with a religious angle to the targeting.

The authorities knew of the exploitation, but were fearful of talking about it or going public with it for fear of being called racist...

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Message from above

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Posted by    Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Roswell NM - Support Israel

From reader Beloved, taken Roswell, New Mexico.

The bumper sticker you can’t see on the driver’s passenger window says Christians United for Israel referring to John Hagee’s organization that promotes support of Israel.

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Dem Martha Robertson wins all-important Bowzer endorsement (#NY23)

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:28pm
Martha Robertson Sha Na Na Bowser Owego standing

None of the political analysts gives Dem challenger Martha Robertson much of a chance of defeating incumbent Tom Reed, although given all the money flowing to her from national Dems, I don’t count her out.

That said, she has run a pretty bizarre campaign, including the “fat shaming” tactic used on Reed,...

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Gaza ceasefire announced (Live Updates and Video)

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 12:41pm
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=513719705439104

Another Gaza ceasefire has been announced, this time without a time limit.

Via The Times of Israel:

Army Radio quotes “the most senior and official” Israeli government source confirming that Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal for an open-ended truce.

The official says the terms do not include any response to Hamas demands, including...

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Police wife: If husband defends himself he’s damned, if doesn’t he’s dead

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:49am
http://youtu.be/eBx06JcFGdk

From a comment to Neo’s post, Competing media narratives of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown:

As the wife of a police...

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The most important article on anti-Israel media bias you’ll read anytime soon

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 9:21am
Rockets fired from Gaza civilian area at Israel

I hate when people refer to a column as “important,” because the reality is that few columns are important in the real world.

But I consider the column at The Tablet written by former AP Middle East reporter Matti Friedman to be important.

Readers have been emailing and tweeting the link...

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Cruel: Mass voters prefer Hillary over Liz 3-to-1

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 6:14pm
Hillary Clinton laughing

I refuse to believe this.

It can’t be:

In a matchup of potential 2016 presidential candidates, the poll shows that Massachusetts is still Clinton country — even if U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren gets in the race. The former Secretary of State leads Warren by a whopping 55-17 percent margin, with Vice President Joe...

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Rick Perry seeks writ of habeas corpus barring prosecution

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 1:23pm
Rick Perry Mugshot cropped

Texas Governor Rick Perry has filed for a writ of habeas corpus barring his prosecution for use of his veto power. The full filing is embedded at the bottom of this post.

Via KENS5 News:

Attorneys for Gov. Rick Perry have...

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More media cover-up for Hamas exposed

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 10:14am
http://youtu.be/Nu-e5qWXx-k

Slowly, we have seen numerous accounts of how Hamas intimidated foreign journalists into not covering Hamas’ use of facilities such as Shifa Hospital and firing of rockets close to hospitals, apartment buildings, religious compounds and U.N. facilities.

But it has come slowly, and mostly after reporters had left Gaza.

And only after reporters...

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Revealed: Wisconsin John Doe investigation was full-blown anti-conservative fishing expedition

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 9:05pm
Walker addresses crowd

We’ve covered the abusive anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” proceedings many times before.

The short story is that two separate proceedings were commenced under the auspices of Democratic District Attorneys in order to try to take down Scott Walker.

John Doe No. 1 concerned Walker’s time as County Executive and ended without finding any...

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Washington Post finds Darren Wilson guilty by association

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Posted by    Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 1:33pm
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson

The Washington Post has convicted Police Officer Darren Wilson, who shot Michael Brown, of guilt by association with a former troubled police force in a different town in a prior job than the one he held in Ferguson, MO, and of having parents who were in trouble with the law.

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