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Mon October 25, 2010
U-M student dismisses protection request
ANN ARBOR, MI – The openly gay student government president at the University of Michigan has dropped a request for a personal protection order against a state lawyer who's accused of harassing him.
An official at the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor says 21-year-old Chris Armstrong's lawyer filed the motion Monday, hours before a court hearing.
Armstrong had requested the order earlier this month against Andrew Shirvell, a Michigan assistant attorney general. He claimed the 30-year-old lawyer frequently harassed him over a five-month period.
Shirvell started a blog in April that criticized Armstrong as a racist with a "radical homosexual agenda." Shirvell remains on personal leave from his state job.
A message seeking comment was left for Armstrong's lawyer, Ashwin Patel.