Another attorney who doesn't understand the Constitution
The attorney for Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general under fire for his attacks on a University of Michigan student, says his client has been fired.
A hearing that was supposed to be held Tuesday was moved up to this afternoon. Philip Thomas said he showed up for the meeting and was read one sentence.
“They said essentially that as a result of Andrew’s conduct, it’s become impossible for him to carry out his duties as an attorney general.”
Shirvell had been criticized for his blog in which he calls Chris Armstrong, the president of the Michigan Student Assembly, a radical homosexual, a Nazi and Satan’s representative on the assembly. Thomas had said his client is expressing his free-speech rights.
Nobody is saying that Andrew Shirvell, who appears to be a nut job of the first rank, cannot continue to publish his blog. His free speech rights are not being denied.
What the people of the state have Michigan have determined, though, is that someone who publishes a blog dedicated to harassing "Satan's representative" on the Michigan Student Assembly is no longer able to credibly oversee criminal prosecutions in a court of law. Shirvell may have some civil service protections, and i'd bet money that a law suit alleging wrongful termination will be filed this fall. And a job offer from Fox.
That ought to be fun.
UPDATE: This is worth watching.
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