Disciplinary Hearing Lasts Hours

By: AP
By: AP

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan is facing a prolonged disciplinary hearing.
Andrew Shirvell went on leave a month ago after national criticism erupted over a blog he wrote characterizing Chris Armstrong as a "racist" and "liar" who promoted a "radical homosexual agenda."
Shirvell's attorney said the disciplinary hearing went for roughly four hours Friday and continues next week.
It's up to Attorney General Mike Cox if and how Shirvell should be disciplined.
Armstrong's attorney has asked the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission to investigate Shirvell's actions.
Shirvell's lawyer has said his client's actions are constitutionally protected.


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  • by Seriously? Location: Lansing on Nov 5, 2010 at 03:43 PM
    There's a HUGE difference in hate speech versus "criticism and name-calling." If Mr. Shirvell was attacking his policies and ability to run the office, we would not be hearing about this story. Watch any interview with Mr. Shirvell. I don't think he hates the guy. I think he's jealous that he doesn't have the same courage to come out of the closet!
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Nov 5, 2010 at 01:39 PM
    This hardly seems worthy of all the hoopla. I recall another instance where a male UofM student blogged and sent emails terrorizing a female UofM student describing in detail the horrific things he wanted to do to her. Prior to the blogging and emails, the female student did not even know who the male student was. What was done to the male student? Nothing. It was 'protected' as free speech. Perhaps the student assembly presidet should stop being so thin-skinned. If he's going to hold any type of elected or appointed position, he'd better get used to criticsm and name-calling. Unfortunately, it comes with the territory.
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