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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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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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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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Hope is gone, progressives feel …

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Posted by    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Oakland - Betrayed

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Bumper Sticker - Oakland - Betrayed

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Gaza war – Decisive 48 hours? Live Updates and Video

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 7:43pm
Col. Rasan Alian, commander of the Golani Brigade IDF

Given the cancellation of flights into and out of Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport at the urging of the FAA backed up by the White House, many are predicting it’s likely that the next day or two will be decisive — either militarily or diplomatically.

Anshel Pfeffer at Haaretz writes that the airport shutdown...

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Implications of rocket fire towards Ben-Gurion Int’l Airport (Updates)

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 4:11pm
El Al Now is time to stand together image Twitter

Part of the big news today is that multiple airlines have cancelled flights to Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel as a result of a rocket landing in a town nearby.

At first it was unclear if this was a unilateral action, or under pressure from governments. It appears that the FAA and European...

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Whipsaw: 4th Circuit upholds Obamacare federal exchange subsidy after D.C. Circuit rejects

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 12:21pm
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Contrary to the D.C. Circuit decision today, the 4th Circuit upholds the Obamacare federal exchange subsidy. Maybe the Obama admin knew about the opinion, which would explain why it was so confident subsidies would flow pending court cases.

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Wow – D.C. Court of Appeals strikes Obamacare federal insurance exchange subsidy regulation

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:34am
Obamacare Burning

UPDATE: Whipsaw: 4th Circuit upholds Obamacare federal exchange subsidy after D.C. Circuit rejects

Full opinion and Judgment at bottom of post

Decision just released in Halbig case. Here’s the punchline:

Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA or the Act), makes...

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Pro-Palestinian Berlin mob: “Jew, Cowardly Pig, Come On Out And Fight” (Video)

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:56am
Berlin rally Jew, Cowardly Pig, Come On Out And Fight

I tweeted about this yesterday:

Now Yair Rosenberg of

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Elizabeth Warren would be most liberal nominee since McGovern

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 8:30am
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Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight blog finds that Elizabeth Warren would be the most liberal presidential nominee ever if she were to run and win the Democratic primaries:

Elizabeth Warren probably isn’t going...

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Video: Israeli troops on break from fighting sing “The nation of Israel will never give up”

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Posted by    Monday, July 21, 2014 at 3:30pm
Israeli soldiers sing Who Believes Gaza

Part of the anti-Israel war effort includes attempts to demoralize Israel and its supporters. That is why Hamas, Hezbollah and others try so hard to kidnap Israeli civilians or soldiers, and even to grab dead bodies.

That psychological warfare is on full display in the media and social media. But...

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