In Michigan
10:02 am
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.