Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, a Republican, finally fired his deputy Andrew Shirvell yesterday. Shirvell is the guy who started a blog about University of Michigan student body president Chris Armstrong, who is gay, which called Armstrong “Satan’s representative” and accused him of hosting gay orgies. Shirvell also showed up at Armstrong’s house three times, including once at 1:30 AM, called Armstrong’s employer repeatedly to slander Armstrong in an attempt to get him fired, and harassed Armstrong’s friends.
Shirvell was profiled on the Daily Show last week, where he said he was simply exercising his First Amendment rights and said there was nothing immoral about comparing Armstrong to a gay Nazi. Judging from that interview, my guess is that Shirvell is going to launch the mother of all employment lawsuits and that his case will be in the courts for years.