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Hearing Monday In Asst. AG Harassment Case

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Andrew Shirvell (Video Capture)

A hearing on a personal protection order request by the openly gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan is scheduled to be heard Monday morning.

Chris Armstrong filed for the PPO against Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell last month. In his filing, Armstrong cited frequent harassment by the Shirvell over a five-month period. The 32-year-old U of M Student Assembly president says the 30-year-old lawyer heckled him during a speech, showed up at a late-night party at his off-campus house and called the Washington office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, where Armstrong held an internship.

David Jesse, a columnist with Ann Arbor.com, said Armstrong wants to have Shirvell banned from being anywhere near him.

Shirvell, who also maintains a blog about Armstrong, has taken a leave of absence from his post as Assistant AG.

State Attorney General Mike Cox has refused to fire Shirvel, citing First Amendment rights. Cox has since said that Shirvell will face a disciplinary hearing when he returns from leave.

Copyright, 2010. WWJ Newsradio 950, All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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