MICHIGAN: Former Assistant Attorney General Finally Disbarred Over 2010 Harassment Of Gay Student

Remember this tool? The Associated Press reports:

A former lawyer with the state of Michigan has lost his law license in a misconduct case related to his public hostility for a gay student leader at the University of Michigan. Andrew Shirvell’s disbarment was ordered Thursday by a panel at the Attorney Discipline Board. He can appeal to the full board.

Shirvell was an assistant attorney general. He was fired in 2010 after criticizing Christopher Armstrong on an anti-gay blog, on Facebook and during visits to the Ann Arbor campus. Shirvell said he was exercising free-speech rights. But the panel at the discipline board says his motive was “dishonest or selfish,” not simply careless.

In 2015 the US Supreme Court rejected Shirvell’s appeal of a $3.5 million judgement won by Armstrong. The 2010 CNN clip below will refresh you on the details of Shirvell’s assholery.

(Tipped by JMG reader John)