August 9, 2012 - 2:20pm
BY STEVE ZOSKI
A civil lawsuit by Chris Armstrong — the ﬁrst openly gay president of the Michigan Student Assembly, now called the Central Student Government— against Andrew Shirvell, the former Michigan assistant attorney general, began to be heard Tuesday in a federal court in Detroit, the Associated Press reported.
Shirvell is being sued for allegedly stalking and defaming Armstrong.
Shirvell was fired by former Attorney General Mike Cox in 2010, after posting criticisms of Armstrong on his blog and Facebook. He said he thinks his comments should be protected by free speech.
Armstrong's lawyer, Deborah Gordon told the AP that she would drop the case if Shirvell apologized to Armstrong.
-This is a developing story. Check back to www.michigandaily.com for updates.