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PPO request dropped against anti-gay blogger
Mon October 25, 2010
U-M student leader drops request for PPO against assistant state attorney general
A University of Michigan student leader has dropped his request for a personal protection order against an assistant state attorney general.
Andrew Shirvell used his blog to attack Chris Armstrong for promoting what Shirvell called a radical homosexual agenda on campus.
Shirvell also protested at events where Armstrong was present.
Philip Thomas is Andrew Shirvell's lawyer.
"As offensive as that may have been to members of the media and a lot of members of the public who came out and attacked this man, I believe everything that he said and did was constitutionally protected," Thomas says.
Thomas says the U-M student dropped his request for a protection order because Shirvell stopped contacting him.
Shirvell has been on personal leave from his job. He's scheduled to return November 5th, and will face a disciplinary hearing.
The case drew national attention.