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Michigan Asst. AG Fired for Attack on Gay Student

November 8, 2010

Andrew Shirvell


An assistant attorney general in Michigan has been fired, weeks after he targeted the openly gay student body president at the University of Michigan.

Andrew Shirvell was “fired for conduct unbecoming a state employee, especially that of an Assistant Attorney General,” Attorney General Mike Cox said in a press statement.

As you may recall, Shirvell created a blog devoted to tracking and attacking the student body president called “Chris Armstrong Watch,” where he claimed Armstrong had a “radical homosexual agenda.”

On AC360° weeks ago, Cox defended Shirvell’s online rants saying, “Here in America we have this thing called the First Amendment, which allows people to express what they think and engage in political and social speech.”

Fast-forward to today and Cox still stands behind those comments. However, Cox said Shirvell “repeatedly violated office policies, engaged in borderline stalking behavior, and inappropriately used state resources.”

via Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive – Evening Buzz: Michigan Asst. AG Fired for Attack on Gay Student « – CNN.com Blogs.

It’s about time.  It’s ridiculous that it’s taken this long for his employer to do something.  First Amendment discussion aside, the man was STALKING!  Not only should he have been fired, but it sounds like a good candidate for a civil suit.