Judge denies Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's request for temporary restraining order


Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/04/16/judge-denies-trump-lawyer-mich.html



Why doesn’t the press ever say what kind of shoes the MEN were wearing? Oxfords, wingtips, derbys, even (gasp) loafers? Inquiring minds want to know!



I do, very rarely, see some reportage on what men are wearing, but that’s usually when they’re wearing something other than a black suit and dress shoes. So… not very often.


Why doesn’t the press ever say what kind of shoes the MEN were wearing?

If men want more fashion-related coverage, let them wear high heels.


Or… news outlets could stop focusing on such trivial matters as mere apparel when it comes to stories about or involving women…




H.R. Giger’s ‘bread shoes’ (worn at a party):



Smells like government cheese.


Or a band name. GTT for short.


Yeah, it’s not actually ‘fashion-related’ coverage. It’s the endless, relentless trivialization of women. If one is reporting on some sort of fashion event, fine. In all other contexts it’s reductive and insulting.


GTT’s first album: “Anogenital Distance, Rocking the Extra Mile.”


I suspect there was some reporting on that, although that was the '70s, so people might not have noticed so much at the time…


band name: Primus


Actually it’s about ethics in fashion journalism.


Just using The New Yorker as an example… 95% of the time, it is the female authors that describe the fashion of the subject of an interview.


Wikipedia’s description of Michael Cohen’s law school:

“During the 2015-2016 application cycle, Cooley admitted 85.8% of applicants. The entering fall 2016 class had a median GPA of 2.90 and median LSAT of 141 (15th percentile of test takers).[33] The 25th percentile GPA of enrolled students was 2.60 and the 25th percentile LSAT of enrolled students was 138 (9th percentile of test takers).[34] Law professor David Frakt described Cooley’s 2015 entering class as “statistically the worst entering class of law students in the history of American legal education at an ABA-Accredited law school.”[35]

In 2012, Cooley was noted, by a plaintiff’s attorney in a civil lawsuit regarding false advertising, for having “the loosest admissions standards of any accredited or provisionally accredited American law school… the employment prospects of its graduates are grim, even compared to the generally dire state of the legal job market.”[36] In 2013, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuitupheld the district court’s dismissal of the plaintiff’s lawsuit because although the graduates’ complaint showed that the statistics on which they relied were objectively untrue, their reliance on the statistics was unreasonable.[37] Judge Quist noted that “it would be unreasonable for Plaintiffs to rely on two bare-bones statistics in deciding to attend a bottom-tier law school with the lowest admission standards in the country.”[38]

In 2017, Cooley was sanctioned by the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions due to its lax admissions standards.[39][40]

According to Law School Transparency, Cooley is considered one of the most at-risk law schools for exploiting students for tuition.[41][42]

Post-graduation employment Edit
According to data provided by Thomas M. Cooley Law School to the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, for purposes of adhering to accreditation standards set forth by the ABA, 23.8% of graduates from the class of 2015 were unemployed 9 months after graduation.[43] Only 27.4% of graduates obtained full-time, long term, bar passage required employment.[44] 5% of graduates worked in non-professional jobs.[45] 10.1% of graduates worked in part-time jobs.[46]”

Only the best people…


Michael Avenatti looks like a scumbag. I guess when you swim in filth long enough, the filth gets into you.


Ouch. I saw people talking smack about Cooley, and wondering if it was just law school elitism (fueled by Cohen being a mook). …Apparently not.