Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 4)
 

Attacker on Tacoma ICE Detention Center identified as “anarchist and antifascist”

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Posted by    Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 9:20pm 7/13/2019 at 9:20pm
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Willem Van Spronsen, 69, of Vashon Island, Washington, attacked an ICE Detention Center in Tacoma earlier today with incendiary devices and while armed with a rifle. He was killed in a shootout with police.

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Trump Twitter Court Decision Not A Sweeping “Don’t Block Me Bro” Rule

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Posted by    Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9:38pm 7/12/2019 at 9:38pm
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Earlier this week, the Court of Appeals for the 2d Circuit ruled against Donald Trump in a lawsuit asserting that his blocking some people from viewing his Twitter account was unconstitutional.

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I’ll be speaking at the Department of Justice Summit on Combatting Anti-Semitism on July 15

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Posted by    Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:30pm 7/11/2019 at 7:30pm
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The U.S. Department of Justice is holding a Summit on Combatting Anti-Semitism on July 15 in D.C.

I was asked to speak at the event. The full Agenda and speaker list is at the bottom of this post.

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2020: The Flight 93 Election once again

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 9:25pm 7/9/2019 at 9:25pm
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I’ve written many times about “The Flight 93 Election,” the September 5, 2016, article in the Claremont Review of Books, by Michael Anton, writing at the time under the pseudonym Publius Decius Mus.

The thrust of the concept of the Flight 93 Election was that whatever Trump’s faults, the alternative was definitively...

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Gibson’s Bakery seeks $9-13 million in attorney’s fees against Oberlin College

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Posted by    Monday, July 8, 2019 at 2:30pm 7/8/2019 at 2:30pm

The $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts won by Gibson’s Bakery and its owners against Oberlin College later were reduced to $25 million under Ohio tort reform caps.

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Something’s happening here: Trump reaches all-time high approval in WaPo-ABC News polls

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Posted by    Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 7:45pm 7/7/2019 at 7:45pm

The Washington Post and ABC News just released a poll, and it’s not good news for The Washington Post and ABC News.

ABC News headlines the poll: Trump reaches career-high approval, yet faces a range of re-election risks: Poll:

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Former Oberlin College President: “Pay the court’s judgment, don’t fight it; apologize to the Gibson family and to the community”

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Posted by    Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 8:00pm 7/6/2019 at 8:00pm
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Reviewing the intense public relations campaign launched by Oberlin College after the $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts (later reduced to $25 million under Ohio tort reform caps), I felt an “intervention” by someone who “truly cares” about Oberlin College was needed:

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College: The $13 million damage claim the jury wasn’t permitted to consider

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9:10pm 7/2/2019 at 9:10pm

Things seem bad for Oberlin College, after the $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts (later reduced collectively to $25 million under Ohio tort reform caps) in favor of Gibson’s Bakery and its owners.

But it could have been worse. Much worse.

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Census going to print without Citizenship Question

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Posted by    Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 8:00pm 7/2/2019 at 8:00pm
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After the recent Supreme Court decision ruling that the Commerce Department had not given a sufficient explanation for a Census citizenship question, there still was a possibility that the Trump administration could pursue a new explanation. After all, the question itself was held substantively lawful, it was...

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“It is particularly frustrating to watch people parrot whatever opinion they’ve read on Legal Insurrection that day”

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Posted by    Monday, July 1, 2019 at 8:30pm 7/1/2019 at 8:30pm
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The next phase in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case is the award of attorney’s fees to the Gibsons. A hearing is scheduled for July 10. Dan McGraw will be at the hearing for us, and we will preview the issues once motion papers are filed and available.

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Gibson’s Bakery disputes Oberlin College public relations campaign claiming it was “held liable for the speech of its students”

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Posted by    Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 10:00am 6/29/2019 at 10:00am
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After the massive $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts (later reduced to $25 million under Ohio tort reform caps) against it for defaming Gibson’s Bakery and its owners, Oberlin College could have done some soul searching as to its own conduct in nearly destroying a 135-year-old family business. Indeed, the purpose...

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Court enters $25 million Judgment against Oberlin College in Gibson’s Bakery case

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Posted by    Friday, June 28, 2019 at 9:43am 6/28/2019 at 9:43am

In the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case, the Court has entered a Judgment (pdf.)(full embed at bottom of post) calculating the damages owed by the defendants after applying the statutory tort reform caps.

The total amount (inclusive of compensatory and punitive damages) is: David R....

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Supreme Court: No census citizenship question for now, need clarified agency explanation

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Posted by    Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 11:01am 6/27/2019 at 11:01am
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In a complicated ruling, the Supreme Court substantially upheld the inclusion of a census question regarding citizenship, but procedurally held that more inquiry was needed into C0mmerce Dept. reasoning in seeking to add the question.

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Supreme Court rejects challenges to partisan gerrymandering

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Posted by    Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 10:34am 6/27/2019 at 10:34am
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In one of the major cases of this term, the Supreme Court has refused to provide a role for federal courts in deciding so-called partisan gerrymandering cases. That is, cases in which the federal courts pass judgment on the political process that gave rise to sometimes unfair districts benefitting one party...

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Gibson’s Bakery files to uphold full $33 million punitive damages verdict against Oberlin College

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Posted by    Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 9:07am 6/27/2019 at 9:07am

Oberlin College has been on a crisis management public relations campaign to create a narrative that it is the victim in the Gibson’s Bakery case because it was held liable for student speech. In a series of scripted public statements, Oberlin College’s president Carmen Twillie Ambar

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Winner of #DemDebate Night One: John Delaney, whoever he is

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 10:53pm 6/26/2019 at 10:53pm

The first night of the Democratic Debate was unimpressive. Most of the candidates were trying to out-liberal the others. It was all so, shall we say, unimpressive.

The moderators clearly favored Elizabeth Warren, repeatedly going back to her for questions, particularly at the beginning.

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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College – Defense wants damages reduced to $14.3 million under Ohio tort reform caps

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 2:00pm 6/25/2019 at 2:00pm

The massive $11 million compensatory and $33 million punitive damage verdicts in favor of Gibson’s Bakery and its owners have...

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