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In 1986, Ronald Reagan joked that...
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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.
Here is an excerpt:
In 1986, Ronald Reagan joked that...
Spotted by a Legal Insurrection reader at the LIRR train station at Manhasset, on Long Island, New York.
When I grew up near there, it was solid Red. Then it turned solid Blue.
Is it turning Red again?
Although I live in the NY-23 congressional district, we’re in the NY-24 (Syracuse) television market.
NY-24 is represented by Democrat Dan Maffei, who portrays himself as a moderate Democrat. Maffei is being challenged by John Katko.
Maffei first was elected in 2008, but lost his seat in 2010 by a few hundred votes,...
The Marquette Law School final poll was just released, and it shows Scott Walker with a 50-43% lead among likely voters:
A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50...
Someplace a BDS activist is celebrating that SodaStream is closing it’s factory near a West Bank settlement.
And with it may go hundreds of jobs for Palestinians.
But no matter, BDS will call...
We reported on the case of convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmieh Odeh (aka Rasmea Yousef), who is charged with falsely filling out her naturalization application by failing to disclose her conviction in Israel in the late 1960s on terrorism charges in connection with a supermarket bombing.
Odeh sought to contest that Israeli conviction...
Last year at this time we noted the Harvard Institute for polling showed a shift in Millennials’ allegiance, Harvard Survey: Obama and Obamacare push Millennials support off cliff:
Havard’s Institute of Politics just released a devastating study showing a massive drop in support among...
Jeffrey Goldberg writing in The Atlantic, The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here:
The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official...
You don’t need polls to tell you that there is a fearful, ornery mood out there.
But it is confirmed by the polls, and Democrats are the primary recipients of that anger.
We wrote about this a week ago, Election 2014: America “completely out of control” and “women feel unsafe”.
The mood does not...
Our friend Jeremy Segal, aka Rebel Pundit, has documented the struggles of blacks who speak out against the Democratic political machine.
Jeremy did the viral videos Chicago Resident: Obama Will Go Down as Worst President Ever and 2014 State of the Union Address- A Black Grassroots Response.
Jeremy also did the editing for...
Remember when Hillary, just a few days ago, said that Businesses Don’t Create Jobs, Gubmint does:
“Don’t let anybody tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs”
That was then. This is now.
When Hillary Clinton fumbled a line at a rally last Friday — “Don’t let anybody tell you that...
The trial of Rasmieh Odeh, an American citizen of Palestinian descent convicted in Israel decades ago of involvement in a terrorist group (the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) that bombed a supermarket in the late 1960s, starts November 4.
Odeh was convicted in Israel, but now claims she was tortured...
It seems like it has fallen off the media radar completely.
Because 2014 Midterms.
Because the Imperial Bureaucracy.
This video just released by the House Oversight Committee provides a good timeline of events:
After the midterms, time to ramp up the investigation.
Which is why taking back control of the Senate is so...
Hell freezing over?
Yup. Boston Globe endorses Republican Charlie Baker over Democrat Martha Coakley.
Effective activist government isn’t built on good intentions. To provide consistently good results, especially for the state’s most vulnerable and troubled residents, agencies need to focus on outcomes, learn from their errors, and preserve and replicate approaches...
(I’m just going to post an excerpt of this. There is nothing I could add that would make it any more satisfying to read. So I will not put my own thoughts between Thomas Frank at Salon.com playing the sad trombone and the readers.)
The video of Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger being laughed at when she lobbed a contrived “War Against Woman” accusation at incumbent Congressman Tom Reed (NY-23), has gone viral.
A reader emails:
Hey RNC! Are you taking notes?
This is how its done! No more bringing knives to gunfights…
linking to a post at Breitbart.com, UKIP Launches Hard-Hitting New Rotherham Poster.
It regards a campaign truck in a local election carrying a poster referring to the abuse of at least 1400 girls, as authorities...