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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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Gov’t: We can secure the border, just like the White House (oh, wait)

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 1:50pm
White House

From WaPo:

The man who jumped over the White House fence and sprinted through the main floor of the mansion could have gotten even farther...

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Mandy Nagy Fundraiser – Please contribute

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:30am
Mandy Nagy Portrait Cropped

[This post will be "sticky" for a while]

On September 6, Mandy suffered a serious stroke, and has been in the hospital ever since. The details and her progress are in my prior post, Pray for Mandy Nagy.

It is hoped that Mandy will move to a rehab facility soon.

The most recent...

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Anti-Israel activists perform “blood bucket challenge” at Yad Vashem

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 4:07pm
https://www.facebook.com/694634937278932/photos/a.695225430553216.1073741828.694634937278932/732729633469462/?type=1

If you thought the “blood bucket challenge” performed by Megan Marzec, President of the Ohio University student senate, was a disgusting politicization of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, just wait.

A group calling itself “Jews Against Genocide” just performed the stunt at various locations in Israel, including at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust...

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Netanyahu addresses UN General Assembly (VIDEO)

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 12:34pm
Benjamin Netanyahu UN General Assembly 9-29-2014 w poster

The speech takes place against the backdrop of a libelous speech by Mahmoud Abbas that even a left-leaning Haaretz columnist noted “more or less buried the peace process.”

Here are highlights — full video is embedded at bottom of post:

On Hamas war crimes and rocket launchers

On Iran and Sanctions

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Time for @DCCC to abandon Martha Robertson? (#NY23)

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Posted by    Monday, September 29, 2014 at 11:30am
Martha Robertson at single payer rally 2009

The campaign of Martha Robertson, the Democratic challenger in my home district of NY-23, really should have been on the list of the Worst Campaigns of 2014.

While Robertson started out with strong support from Emily’s List and was a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee “Red-to-Blue” designee, literally nothing has gone right with...

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Indian PM Modi rocks Madison Square Garden

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 8:11pm
Indian PM Modi at Madison Square Garden 9-28-2014 4

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recently elected on a pro-capitalism (and btw, pro-Israel) platform, appeared today to a packed Madison Square Garden in New York City.

I watched much of the speech, with English translation, but it was really, really long (full video here), so I only...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters rig debate at American Anthropological Association

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 6:30pm
American Anthropological Association 2014 Annual Meeting Banner

The fight over the academic boycott of Israel in the United States mostly is confined to professional associations in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where anti-Israel activist faculty have some ability to rig the system in their favor through control of key committees and programs.

Unlike in the real world at universities,...

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How long before Bill Maher banned on campus?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:32pm
Bill Maher Fellate Show Islam Jesus Statue

Because of this:

(language warning – NSFW)

and this:

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Did Oklahoma beheading just win Senate for Republicans?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 11:40am
Alton Nolen in Islamic dress

Someone who will be mortified that I am citing him asks this question:

DID ALTON NOLEN JUST WIN THE SENATE FOR THE GOP?

Good question, though I don’t think the answer is correct:

…. So if what we’re reading is accurate, I’d say the narrative is this: man with a rap sheet converts to...

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Yes, we will take away your dream

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Posted by    Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Wisconsin - Scott Free in 2014

From Anne, spotted in Wisconsin, the same vehicle featured yesterday.

Part of this series:

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Ohio U “blood bucket” student senate president sparks Recall Petition (#RecallSSE)

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 1:45pm
Ohio U Recall Twitter Banner

We preciously covered the “blood bucket challenge” carried out by Ohio University student senate president Megan Marzec, in which she hijacked the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in order to bash Israel.

Marzec’s politicizati...

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Cheap knockoff

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Posted by    Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 7:00am
Bumper Sticker - Wisconsin - Don't Tread On My Obamacare

From Anne, spotted in Wisconsin.

Part of this series:

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Update: H/t to commenter Aucturian for this more accurate depiction:

 
 
 

At UN today, “Abbas more or less buried the peace process”

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 6:55pm
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/middle-east-unrest/abbas-accuses-israel-rampant-rising-racism-n212441

Mahmoud Abbas showed his hand today at the U.N., accusing Israel of genocide, getting a predictable reaction, via Times of Israel:

In his address, Abbas accused Israel of committing genocide in its recent conflict with terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip — calling 2014 “a year of a new war of genocide perpetrated...

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Buddy Cianci leading in poll for Providence Mayor

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 5:03pm
Providence Mayor Poll September 2014

Oh man.

Good times could be just around the corner in the Capital city of my former home State of Rhode Island and [if you don't know by now how it ends, you obviously haven't been paying attention].

Remember, I said it:

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From Going Postal to Going ISIS

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 2:44pm
http://kfor.com/2014/09/25/reports-police-respond-to-possible-shooting-near-moore-grocery-store/

A woman was beheaded by a fired co-worker, who recently had been trying to convert co-workers to Islam. Because the ISIS beheadings are so much in the news, one has to wonder if the perp was motivated by those beheadings, as opposed to “going postal” and using a firearm or...

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Full 7th Circuit Appeals Court refuses to stop Wisconsin Voter I.D. law

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 1:37pm
http://fox6now.com/2014/07/31/wisconsin-supreme-court-upholds-voter-id-law/#ooid=ZjNmxkbzo576OR8nH1QUtYgQkfS7YMBD

We previously reported how a panel of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals restored Wisconsin’s Voter I.D. law for the November election.

The opponents of the law sought full “en banc” review by the entire Court of Appeals. That request was denied by a divided court (h/t Ann Althouse):

The full 7th...

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Brian Leiter, supporter of Steven Salaita, embroiled in his own civility controversy

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Posted by    Friday, September 26, 2014 at 11:45am
http://youtu.be/wmy04mXQ6sU

Brian Leiter is the pugnacious U. Chicago philosophy and law professor, whose claim to fame is his blog ranking of philosophy departments, and to a much lesser extent, law schools.  We touched on Leiter before with regard to his attacks on Prof. Glenn Reynolds and other “right-wing” law professor bloggers with whom...

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