Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 2)
 

The “Whistleblower Complaint” isn’t a whistleblower complaint, it’s a closing argument

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Posted by    Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 9:00pm 9/26/2019 at 9:00pm
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When the so-called Whistleblower Complaint was released this morning, my first impression was that this was a very professionally-done document, likely crafted by a lawyer.

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Judge denies Oberlin College’s request to unseal Gibson Bakery store clerk’s Facebook records

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 8:31pm 9/24/2019 at 8:31pm
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There have been many strange motions and actions in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case. A post-trial motion by Oberlin College to unseal Facebook records may be one of the more strange developments, and offers a window into the bitter feelings of college officials.

Allyn D. Gibson (Allyn D.) is the...

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Appeals Court reinstates lawsuit challenging U. Michigan ‘Bias Response Team’

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 3:00pm 9/24/2019 at 3:00pm

In May 2018, we reported on a lawsuit filed by a group called Speech First, challenging the speech codes and “Bias Response Teams” at the University of Michigan, Lawsuit: U. Michigan speech code and Bias Response Team “profoundly chill free speech and open discourse”:

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Legal Insurrection Foundation Fall 2019 Fundraiser — Investigations, Research, Outreach

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Posted by    Monday, September 23, 2019 at 9:15pm 9/23/2019 at 9:15pm

The Legal Insurrection Foundation launched just over 6 months ago.

In that short time, we’ve accomplished a lot, some of which you see, some of which you don’t see.

Donate Now!

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How long before Trump rebrands “Sleepy Joe” as “Ukraine Joe”?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 9:49pm 9/22/2019 at 9:49pm

Joe Biden still leads the Democrat presidential field, but his lead is precarious and conditioned on Warren and Bernie splitting the far-left base, which combined exceeds support for Biden.

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Joe Biden and Ukraine is “Hillary’s Emails” all over again

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 9:30pm 9/21/2019 at 9:30pm
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We are in the middle of a media feeding frenzy over a supposed intelligence community whistleblower complaint on Trump’s conversation last summer with the Ukrainian president.

We know almost nothing about the complaint or the conversation, but that has not stopped a full-blown “we’ve got him now!” type joyfulness throughout the mainstream...

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NY Post Obituary for de Blasio campaign: “dead of ego-induced psychosis”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 12:00pm 9/21/2019 at 12:00pm
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had a presidential campaign that turned into a punch line almost from the moment it started.

There never was a reason for de Blasio to run for president, except perhaps to avoid having to work his day job.

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Trump continues conquest of 9th Circuit with two new nominations

https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/trump-nominates-openly-gay-conservative-federal-appeals-court-n920831
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Posted by    Friday, September 20, 2019 at 9:50pm 9/20/2019 at 9:50pm
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Donald Trump recently celebrated a milestone — 150 federal court judges confirmed, including 43 Appeals Court judges.

Liberals were late to wake up to the fact that while they were obsessing over supposed Russia collusion, Trump was reshaping the federal judiciary for a generation.

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In win for Trump, federal court halts California tax return requirement for presidential candidates

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 9:00pm 9/19/2019 at 9:00pm

California passed a law requiring that presidential candidates disclose their tax returns in order to appear on the ballot. This is just the latest tactic various Democrat-controlled states are considering to force Trump to release his tax returns.

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Who “won” the Israeli election? (we don’t know yet)

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 9:00pm 9/17/2019 at 9:00pm
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Israel held an election after the last election left the nominal winner, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party, unable to form a majority coalition.

This time around, the result may be the same. Based on exit polls, which have been wrong in the past, there is no clear ‘winner’ — keep in...

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Update — Mandy Nagy 5 years later

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Posted by    Monday, September 16, 2019 at 9:00pm 9/16/2019 at 9:00pm

It has now been 5 years since our Editor Mandy Nagy suffered a catastrophic stroke at the young age of 45.

On Sunday, September 7, 2014, I received an email from Mandy’s mom, Ginny, directed to the “contact” email address:

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It’s never over, is it?

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Posted by    Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 10:33pm 9/15/2019 at 10:33pm

Donald Trump was elected president. But it wasn’t over.

There immediately launched an attempt to pressure Electors to change their votes, then an FBI-Democrat collusive attempt to undermine the presidency before it began, and a slow-motion coup to prevent...

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Oberlin College offered only a small fraction of ultimate verdict to settle Gibson’s Bakery lawsuit

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Posted by    Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 9:00pm 9/14/2019 at 9:00pm
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One of the big questions in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case is why it didn’t settle. Based on recent court filings, we have a glimpse at the settlement process, and how it failed.

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Kamala Harris’ campaign should have ended tonight at #DemDebate

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 10:45pm 9/12/2019 at 10:45pm

The Democrat debates are the best thing that ever happened to Donald Trump.

Tonight’s debate in Houston was another example, a mostly sleepy affair in which the two leftist party leaders — Bernie and Warren — further cemented their primary policy of taking private insurance away from almost 150 million people. Some...

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Mandy Nagy on “Remembering September 11th and the importance of loved ones and endurance”

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 8:30am 9/11/2019 at 8:30am
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In 2013, our then-Editor Mandy Nagy wrote one of the best posts on 9/11. Considering what would happen to her a year later, the post was particularly poignant.

Here is the post, excerpted, click on the link for the full original post:

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Oberlin College denied new trial in Gibson’s Bakery case

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:06pm 9/10/2019 at 12:06pm
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In the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case, the judgment for the plaintiffs amounted to almost $32 million in damages and defendants were required to post a $36 million bond to secure the judgment pending appeal.

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Think Progress website, which led smear of Tea Party, shuts down

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Posted by    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 7:45pm 9/6/2019 at 7:45pm
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We have not written a lot in recent years about Think Progress, the left-wing website owned by the Center for American Progress.

But back in the day, in the earlier years of Legal Insurrection, we wrote a lot about Think Progress...

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