Andrew Shirvell

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    Defamation, Gay, Quote of the Day, State Attorneys General, Unemployment

    Quote of the Day: Andrew Shirvell Is Now Just Another Poor, Unemployed Law Grad

    What does Andrew Shirvell have to say about the multimillion-dollar judgment against him?

    48 Comments / / Aug 17, 2012 at 12:11 PM
  • A Shirvell Photoshopportunity?

    Bankruptcy, Baseball, Biglaw, California, Defamation, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Morning Docket, Partner Issues, Pornography, Prostitution, Sex

    Morning Docket: 08.17.12

    * “I don’t think I should have to pay anything back, because I wasn’t part of the management that drove the firm into the ground.” Dewey know when it’s time to stop complaining, pay up, shut up, and move on? [DealBook / New York Times]

    * Good news, everyone! According to the Citi Midyear Report, based on the first half of 2012, Biglaw firms may have trouble matching last year’s single-digit profit growth. You thought the worst was over? How embarrassing for you. [Am Law Daily]

    * Apparently Andrew Shirvell didn’t do a very good job questioning himself on the stand, because the former Michigan AAG now has to shell out $4.5M in damages for defaming Chris Armstrong. [Detroit Free Press]

    * Six of one, half a dozen of the other: Barry Bonds’s lawyers filed a reply brief in their appeal of his obstruction conviction, arguing that his statements were truthful but nonresponsive, as opposed to being misleading. [AP]

    * “We’re crazy about sex in the United States. I call it ‘sexophrenia.’” The Millionaire Madam’s attorney had a nutty yesterday after a judge refused to dismiss a prostitution charge against his client. [New York Daily News]

    * The opposite of a fluffer? Los Angeles officials seeking to enforce the city’s new adult film condom law are beginning a search for medical professionals to inspect porn shoots for compliance. [Los Angeles Times]

    12 Comments / / Aug 17, 2012 at 9:10 AM
  • Andrew Shirvell

    Defamation, Fashion, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Social Networking Websites, Television

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.15.12

    * Andrew Shirvell questioned himself for over an hour today in defense of himself from Chris Armstrong’s defamation lawsuit. I’m telling you, life is so much easier when you don’t care about a person’s sexual orientation. [Detroit Free Press]

    * It looks like Boies Schiller somehow filled the spot left by Elizabeth Wurtzel. [Thomson Reuters News and Insight]

    * Election Law professor Rick Hasen is disappointed with the Pennsylvania voter ID decision today. [Election Law Blog]

    * Grumpy baby boomer blogs angrily about law and life, a.k.a. my future. [Grumpy Baby Boomer]

    * How to dress like a female lawyer from a television show. Funny, I didn’t know “breast implants” were a fashion accessory now. [Levo League]

    * The Daily Caller dug up an article Michelle Obama wrote about critical race theory while at Harvard. She makes some pretty good points, especially considering the perspective of a young black person trying to deal with Harvard Law School in 1988. But I suspect the context of the article, the theory, the history, the university, and everything else will be missed by most of the readers of the Daily Caller. [Daily Caller]

    * Here’s a new social network for law students. [Indiana Lawyer]

    * Buy Tyler Coulson’s book (affiliate link), save a dog. You don’t want to kill puppies, do you? [PR Web]

    * Lat is on a proposed SXSW panel about haw law firms should (and should not) be using Twitter and other social media. I hope firms don’t listen to him, because it’ll make my job easier. [SXSW PanelPicker]

    6 Comments / / Aug 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM
  • pippa-middleton

    3rd Circuit, American Bar Association / ABA, Barack Obama, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, Free Speech, Guns / Firearms, Legal Ethics, Money, Morning Docket, Old People, Politics, Pornography

    Morning Docket: 04.18.12

    * Since you’re so funny, crack some jokes about this one, Obama. Senate Republicans will be filing an amicus brief in support of a challenge to the constitutionality of the President’s recess appointments. [New York Times]

    * Thanks to this Third Circuit ruling, you can rest easy knowing that you can rely on the First Amendment to protect your homemade sex tapes from all of those strict porn record-keeping and labeling requirements… for now. [Reuters]

    * Due to Kelley Drye’s EEOC settlement, the New York State Bar Association is asking firms to end mandatory retirement policies. Because old folks need to make bank till they croak. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * The ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 has decided to ditch its proposal to allow limited nonlawyer ownership of law firms. Cue tears and temper tantrums from the likes of Jacoby & Meyers. [Am Law Daily]

    * “If I believe that Chris Armstrong is a radical homosexual activist, I have a constitutional right to express that opinion.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. Tell that to the judge who dismissed your suit, Shirvell. [Detroit Free Press]

    * Presenting “her royal hotness”: apparently Pippa Middleton has been seen cavorting around France with gun-toting lawyer Romain Rabillard, of Shearman & Sterling. [Daily Mail]

    10 Comments / / Apr 18, 2012 at 9:05 AM
  • Divorce Train Wrecks, Election 2012, Football, Morning Docket, Politics

    Morning Docket: 11.01.11

    * Herman Cain says he’s not in the habit of sexually harassing women. That’s too bad, because he’s got a great pick-up line for Election 2012: “I got your 9-9-9 right here. It’s in my pants.” [Reuters] * Apparently Andrew Shirvell “has a history of trying desperately to smear people.” When so many people think […]

    42 Comments / / Nov 1, 2011 at 9:03 AM
  • Bankruptcy, Baseball, Benchslaps, Biglaw, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Law Schools, Military / Military Law, Money, Morning Docket, Movies, SCOTUS, Texas

    Morning Docket: 09.16.11

    * SCOTUS halted Duane Buck’s execution in Texas last night. How did it take 16 years for this to happen? Slow and steady doesn’t win the race on death row. [CBS News] * Casey Anthony owes the state of Florida a pretty penny. At this rate, she may as well go to law school, because […]

    12 Comments / / Sep 16, 2011 at 9:25 AM
  • Blog Wars, Blogging, Defamation, Gay, Hotties, Lawyer of the Day, Politics, Pro Se Litigants

    Shirvell Won’t Shrivel: Former Michigan Prosecutor Turns It Around on Chris Armstrong

    Here’s a quick update on a past Lawsuit of the Day. Last month, Chris Armstrong, the openly gay ex-president of the University of Michigan student body, sued Andrew Shirvell, the former Michigan assistant attorney general and outspoken opponent of homosexuality. As you may recall, Shirvell criticized Armstrong in a blog called Chris Armstrong Watch, making […]

    52 Comments / / May 11, 2011 at 11:58 AM
  • Blog Wars, Blogging, Defamation, Gay, Hotties, Lawsuit of the Day, Politics

    Lawsuit of the Day: Chris Armstrong v. Andrew Shirvell

    Former Michigan prosecutor Andrew Shirvell might be gone from the Michigan attorney general’s office, but he has not been forgotten. Shirvell, an outspoken opponent of homosexuality, has just been hit with a lawsuit — by Chris Armstrong, the ex-president of the University of Michigan student body. Armstrong is suing Shirvell in Michigan state court for […]

    67 Comments / / Apr 7, 2011 at 12:21 PM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs 02.23.11

    * There’s poor taste, there’s bad taste, and then there’s whatever the hell was going through the heads of the sick bastards who came up with this advertisement for legal services. [Ross’s Law Marketing Blog] * Dear state attorneys general, please be careful about whom you hire as deputies. If you didn’t learn from Andrew […]

    12 Comments / / Feb 23, 2011 at 5:39 PM
  • ACLU

    University of Michigan Student ACLU Defends Andrew Shirvell

    We mentioned this briefly last night in an update appended to Non-Sequiturs, but it’s big enough news that it merits more coverage. Michigan assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell — whom we’ve covered extensively, for his blogging campaign against Chris Armstrong, the openly gay (and ridiculously handsome) student body president at the University of Michigan — […]

    95 Comments / / Nov 9, 2010 at 11:03 AM
  • Ann Althouse, Books, Gay, Non-Sequiturs, Tim Wu

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.08.10

    * Everyone’s favorite anti-gay crusader, Andrew Shirvell (pictured), has been suspended. [TPM Muckraker] UPDATE: Shirvell just got fired, according to the Detroit Free Press, “for conduct unbecoming a state employee” (including misuse of state resources). * Our colleague Bess Levin wants to know: Does Wall Street have a problem with felony charges? [Dealbreaker] * Professor […]

    15 Comments / / Nov 8, 2010 at 5:45 PM
  • Attorney Misconduct, Gay, Legal Ethics

    It’s About Time: Disciplinary Action Sought Against Andrew Shirvell

    We’ve been keeping an eye on Andrew Shirvell, the Michigan attorney who has been conducting a personal crusade against Chris Armstrong, the University of Michigan student body president who happens to be gay. At the beginning of this month, we learned that Shirvell was taking a leave of absence from his day job in the […]

    62 Comments / / Oct 29, 2010 at 5:09 PM
  • Morning Docket

    Morning Docket: 10.28.10

    * This potential closet case probably would have been more excited if Chris Armstrong had dropped his pants instead of his request for an order of protection. [Associated Press] * Comcast tried, but grandma still died. Grandpa is now suing the cable company for allegedly mishandling emergency calls, resulting in his wife bleeding to death […]

    6 Comments / / Oct 28, 2010 at 9:13 AM
  • Blog Wars, Blogging, Christopher Christie, Free Speech, Gay, Politics

    Michigan Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell Goes On Leave
    And: Should AG Mike Cox Fire Shirvell?

    * Michigan AG candidate David Leyton demands that assistant AG Andrew Shirvell be faaaaaaaabuloussss fired. [Ann Arbor News] * If at first you don’t succeed, ignore the judge’s ruling and try again. Lawyers for the Department of the Interior beg for a pass on the second deep-water drilling moratorium. [Bloomberg] * “I’m black, I’m transsexual, […]

    42 Comments / / Sep 30, 2010 at 8:55 AM
  • Blogging, Gay, Television

    Andrew Shirvell Gets Boned by Anderson Cooper

    Andrew Shirvell, the Michigan assistant attorney general who has decided to launch a smear campaign against a Michigan undergraduate student council president, appeared on Anderson Cooper 360 last night. Shirvell made headlines two weeks ago, when his hate blog against University of Michigan student council president Chris Armstrong attracted media attention. Shirvell claims Chris Armstrong […]

    153 Comments / / Sep 29, 2010 at 1:07 PM
  • Blogging, Gay

    Michigan Assistant Attorney General’s Personal War Against A Gay Dude at the University of Michigan

    Andrew Shirvell is an assistant attorney general in Michigan, and he’s got a bone to pick with Chris Armstrong, president of the University of Michigan student body. In other reports, Armstrong is referred to as “the gay president” of the Michigan student body. But on Andrew Shirvell’s blog devoted to Chris Armstrong, Shirvell refers to […]

    138 Comments / / Sep 17, 2010 at 12:51 PM