Christopher Armstrong papers: 2008-2015
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Christopher Armstrong v. Andrew Shirvell 2010-2015 [series]

The Christopher Armstrong v. Andrew Shirvell series (0.3 linear feet, 17.7 GB) is comprised of the Armstrong family's personal legal file, press and media coverage of the lawsuit including interviews with Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox and Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell, and court documents including trail exhibits, legal records, photographs, and recordings.

 
Court Documents [subseries]
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Andrew Shirvell v. Deborah Gordon 2011-2013

(Complaint and counter suit filed by Shirvell against Gordon)

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Court of appeals appellate briefs April-July 2014 [view items]
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"Christopher Armstrong Watch" blog 2010-2012 [view items]
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Closing materials August 14, 2012 [view items]
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Counterclaims May 2011-August 2012 [view items]
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Deposition transcripts 2011-2012 [view items]
 
Exhibits
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Defense exhibits 2012, undated [view items]
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Plaintiff exhibits August 5, 2012 (1.5 GB (1 of 2)) [view items 1 of 2]
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Plaintiff exhibits August 2012, undated (352.2 MB (2 of 2)) [view items 2 of 2]
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Photographs of Shirvell undated [view items]
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Shirvell audio of police report September 5, 2010 [view items]
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Shirvell video footage outside Chris' home undated [BHL Reading Room Access Only] [view items]
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Jury documents August 2012-September 2013 [view items]
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Opinion and order February 2, 2015 [view items]
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Summary judgments February-October 2012 [view items]
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Westboro Baptist Church protest May 8, 2010

(Includes photographs and speech by Armstrong.)

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Family Legal File [subseries]

The arrangement of files in this subseries was kept in the order maintained by the Armstrong family.

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"Chris Armstrong Watch" flyers undated
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Narrative supplement reports June-September 2010
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Personal protection order October 2010
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Letters to Attorney Grievance Commission (AGC) October 2010
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Press release October 2010
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Attorney Deborah Gordon letter demanding retraction October 2011
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Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) response November 2010
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Attorney General memorandum "Andrew Shirvell report" November 9, 2010
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AGC "Reply to Andrew Shirvell's response to request for investigation" February 11, 2011
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Complaint and jury demand March 24, 2011
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Letter of "possible resolution" and Shirvell's response
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"Chris Armstrong Watch" blog 2010 (2 folders)
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Deposition of Andrew Shirvell July 6, 2011 [BHL Reading Room Access Only] [view items]
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Application for personal protection order September-October 2010
 
Press and Media Coverage [subseries]
 
Anderson Cooper 360
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Andrew Shirvell interview undated [BHL Reading Room Access Only] [view items]
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Attorney General Mike Cox interview September 28, 2010 [BHL Reading Room Access Only] [view items]
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Keeping Them Honest: Gone But Not Fired October 30, 2010 [BHL Reading Room Access Only]

(Segment on Andrew Shirvell featuring Jeffrey Toobin and Alma Wheeler Smith.)

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Question and answer briefing document October 2010
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The Daily Show with John Stewart: Look Who's Talking undated [BHL Reading Room Access Only]

(Satirical news segment featuring Andrew Shirvell)

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National publications November 2010-January 2011

(Armstrong featured in Out magazine's issue of "One Hundred Most Compelling People of 2010.")

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WWJ radio interview Attorney General Mike Cox November 22, 2011 [BHL Reading Room Access Only] [view items]
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WXYZ Channel 7 interview with Andrew Shirvell undated [BHL Reading Room Access Only] [view items]