Michigan Assistant AG Fired

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A lawyer for an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been fired.
Philip Thomas says Andrew Shirvell was fired Monday.
Shirvell was at a disciplinary hearing Monday at the Michigan attorney general's office related to the issue.
The attorney general's office is declining immediate comment.
Shirvell went on a leave about a month ago after national criticism erupted over a blog he wrote characterizing student leader Chris Armstrong as a "racist" and "liar" who promoted a "radical homosexual agenda."
Thomas has said Shirvell's actions were constitutionally protected as free speech.

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