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MICHAEL COHEN

Donald Trump calls him a “very smart person.” ABC News called him Donald Trump’s “pit bull.”
Not yet fifty years of age, Michael D. Cohen is a successful lawyer, a registered Democrat, an aggressive and successful real estate investor, and the son of a Jewish Holocaust survivor.
He wears Dolce & Gabbana pour homme  after shave. He once went sailing off Cape Cod with Ted Kennedy, and in 1988 he worked on the Presidential campaign of Michael Dukakis.
He is feared, respected, controversial, combative and intensely loyal to his friend and client, the next President of the United States.
And I am pleased and honored to say that Michael D. Cohen has a warm place in his heart for the Old Judge.
After completing his undergraduate work at American University, Mike Cohen ventured out of the Big Apple and into the hinterland of Lansing, Michigan to pursue a legal education at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.

So he is, I am proud to say, one of over 20,000 American lawyers who boast a diploma, over my signature, from the law school I was privileged to launch back in 1973.
I have Michael Cohen’s email address. I have his telephone number. It’s a heady realization, to be sure, that I have so negotiable a path to the seat of power in our great nation.
I go to bed every night with visions of helping to make America Great Again, and I wake up each morning with another idea, another innovation, another incredibly wise and beneficial suggestion for Michael Cohen to whisper to the Commander in Chief.
Now it’s already tomorrow again, and I shall close this blog with the email I have just posted to my friend Michael Cohen:
Michael:
Congratulations on your boss’s spectacular election. It must be a real thrill for you, as one of his long time closest allies, to see Donald Trump claim the ultimate prize. And while I would assume that you are nearly exhausted, it must also be true that you are running on endless surges of adrenaline.
Did you ever dream that your life would be like this when you were a student at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan?
It is certainly a credit to Mr. Trump’s egalitarian spirit that he does not limit his recruiting to the blossoms of the Ivy League.
That said, and in the same vein, let me offer a suggestion. 
I have long advocated a constitutional reform dubbed the “Ervin Amendment” because originally advanced by North Carolina Senator Sam Ervin.
He urged that United States Supreme Court Justices be appointed from a list of nominees supplied by the Chief Justices of the State Supreme Courts, and that their terms of office be limited. 
Donald Trump has an opportunity to strike a mighty blow in favor of the Constitution by simply choosing to do what Senator Ervin suggested.
1. He should invite the fifty State Supreme Court Chief Justices to submit five names for him to consider for appointment to SCOTUS.
2. He should then nominate one of them, on condition that he or she deliver to the Clerk of the Court a written resignation dated eighteen years after his or her appointment.
It would be a PR coup, a marvelous precedent, an act of singular non partisanship, and a beacon of light pointing toward Constitutional Reform.
“No challenge is too great, nor dream is too big” Are you with me on this?
TEB

Authored By oldjudgesays