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Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell May Be Disbarred For Anti-Gay Stalking

November 1, 2010

Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell

A complaint has been filed seeking the disbarment of Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell over his anti-gay harassment of UM student body president Chris Armstrong.

The complaint alleges Shirvell harassed and defamed Armstrong during what Gordon describes as a six-month campaign “of lies, dishonesty, heckling, hate speech and even job interference.” The commission could disbar Shirvell if it investigates. “I could not stand by and let Mr. Shirvell continue his reckless, bullying behavior,” Armstrong said in a statement. Shirvell already is fighting a ban from the U-M campus. And he faces a Friday disciplinary hearing in the Attorney General’s Office.

Armstrong’s attorney: “We just feel very strongly … that you can’t be a licensed attorney and an officer of the court and conduct yourself this way and essentially terrorize a college student.”

via Joe. My. God.: MICHIGAN: Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell May Be Disbarred For Anti-Gay Stalking.

 

What Would Dorothy Do?

 

This shouldn’t even be  a question of whether he should or shouldn’t be disbarred.  Stalking, hate crimes and discrimination as an officer of the court!  The question should be how soon will he be disbarred and how soon will he be in jail!  Secondarily, I hope that Chris Armstrong files Civil charges against him….and wins!  Gay Legal groups should be lining up behind Mr. Armstrong and encourage the justice system to prosecute Armstrong to the fullest extent of the law.

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