About: William A. Jacobson

William A. Jacobson is a Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell Law School.

He 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, Professor 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 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.

Professor Jacobson has a national reputation as a leading practitioner in securities arbitration. He was Treasurer, and is a former member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association, a professional organization of attorneys dedicated to protecting public investors. He 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 is co-author of the Securities Arbitration Desk Reference (Thomson-Reuters), updated annually.

Professor Jacobson is frequently quoted in the media on political and legal topics, has authored many Op-Eds in major publications, and appears on television and radio to discuss politics and the law.

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 here.




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Pennsylvania: Emergency Injunction Sought From SCOTUS To Halt Any Further Certification Actions

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 5:23pm 12/1/2020 at 5:23pm
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On Saturday night, November 28, we noted that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses challenge to mail-in ballot procedures, vacates halt to certification. The basis for the PA Supreme Court ruling was that the petitioners had waited too long, and should have challenged mail-in ballot procedures prior to the election:

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Cancel Mob Attacks U Chicago Geophysicist Dorian Abbot For Questioning Diversity Hiring Dogma

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Posted by    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 9:00pm 11/29/2020 at 9:00pm
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“Cancel culture” is a plague that has infected academia and campuses for a long time, and has moved from campus to the general culture. But it has been particularly prominent in the news in 2020 over issues of racial politics, particularly the Black Lives Matter Movement and Critical Race Theory (sometimes...

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses challenge to mail-in ballot procedures, vacates halt to certification

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Posted by    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 6:54pm 11/28/2020 at 6:54pm
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As we covered yesterday, a state court judge in Pennsylvania upheld her prior halt to certification of the vote, finding a likelihood that the mail-in ballot procedure violated the state constitution.

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Pennsylvania State Judge Upholds Halt To Certification, Finds Likelihood Mail-In Balloting Procedures Violate PA Constitution

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Posted by    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 11:00pm 11/27/2020 at 11:00pm
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UPDATE 11-28-2020 7 p.m.: Pennsylvania Supreme Court dismisses challenge to mail-in ballot procedures, vacates halt to certification

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Parler Is Over The Target – Catching Flak From Mainstream Media And Twitter Trolls

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Posted by    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 9:30pm 11/27/2020 at 9:30pm
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Have you noticed? The mainstream media is obsessed with Parler. Obsessed with trying to marginalize Parler, to be more precise.

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Reports: Israel Assassinates “Father” Of Iranian Nuclear Bomb Program Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

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Posted by    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 9:22am 11/27/2020 at 9:22am
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Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was not well known to the public in the West, but he was well known to Israel. Fakhrizadeh was considered “the father” of the Iranian military nuclear program.

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Sidney Powell Releases “The Kraken” in Georgia and Michigan Federal Lawsuits (Updated)

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 11:05am 11/26/2020 at 11:05am
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Late last night Sidney Powell released the long-awaited lawsuits in Georgia and Michigan releasing what she has referred to in interviews and press conferences as “The Kraken” — the evidence of widespread voting fraud in favor of Joe Biden.

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Huge Religious Liberty Win At SCOTUS Rejecting NY Lockdowns – What a difference a Barrett makes

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Posted by    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 9:00am 11/26/2020 at 9:00am
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Late last night, after I had gone to sleep, two things happened to ensure that I would not be able to take this morning off. First, Sidney Powell released her “Kraken” (more on that later), and second, the United States Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision handed down a huge religious...

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Trump pardons Michael Flynn

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 4:25pm 11/25/2020 at 4:25pm
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Donald Trump has issued a full pardon to former General Michael Flynn, who was wrongfully targeted by the FBI during the 2016-2017 transition as part of a broader effort to undermine and sabotage the incoming administration.

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Remembering CIA Officer Johnny “Mike” Spann, Killed In Afghanistan on November 25, 2001

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Posted by    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 9:45am 11/25/2020 at 9:45am
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In May 2011, I wrote for the first time about Johnny “Mike” Spann, the CIA special operations officer who was the first American killed inside Afghanistan after the 9/11 attack. Spann and a small operations team entered Afghanistan to organize opposition, particularly among the Northern Alliance, against the Taliban...

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Blowtorch Sheldon Whitehouse fights Blowhard Dick Durbin for top Dem spot on Senate Judiciary Committee

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Posted by    Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 8:30pm 11/24/2020 at 8:30pm
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Dianne Feinstein recently announced that she would not seek to remain the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee for the next congressional term starting in January 2021.

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Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr., files Bar complaints against Trump election lawyers

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Posted by    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:00pm 11/23/2020 at 9:00pm
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Threats and intimidation have been part of the Democrat Resistance to Trump from the beginning.  Those attacks now are focused on lawyers representing Trump and Republicans in election litigation.

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Biden To Get Transition Funding, GSA Administrator Received Threats to Herself, Family, and Pets

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Posted by    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:30pm 11/23/2020 at 7:30pm

The General Services Administration has authorized funding for the transition to Biden.

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Trump Campaign: Sidney Powell “is not a member of the Trump Legal Team”

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Posted by    Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 7:15pm 11/22/2020 at 7:15pm
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Lawyer Sidney Powell advanced what I characterized as a “a unified theory of election software and hardware fraud that spans numerous countries, possibly “three-letter agencies,” and an election night execution of a preexisting plan across several jurisdictions.”

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Kyle Rittenhouse freed on $2 million bail

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Posted by    Friday, November 20, 2020 at 9:00pm 11/20/2020 at 9:00pm
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Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who is charged with murder in a shooting during Kenosha, Wisconsin, riots, has been freed on $2 million bail.

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Democrats and media blew up all norms to get Trump, and shouldn’t lecture about election contests

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Posted by    Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 9:00pm 11/19/2020 at 9:00pm
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The Trump campaign and various allied Republicans are contesting the results of the presidential election in several key swing states, particularly Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona. Some court cases have been filed, but the promise of more substantial legal efforts are in the offing.

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While You Were Focused on The Kraken, the Senate Continued Confirming Trump Federal Judges

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Posted by    Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 6:00pm 11/19/2020 at 6:00pm
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Mitch McConnell long ago promised to leave no federal court vacancy unfilled by the end of Trump’s first term. Depending on what happens in the next three weeks, this may be Trump’s only term and McConnell has continued moving judicial nominations through to confirmation.

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