Protection request against anti-gay lawyer dropped

The University of Michigan's student government president has dropped a request for a personal protection order against a state lawyer who attacked him on an anti-gay blog.

An official at the Washtenaw County Circuit Court in Ann Arbor says 21-year-old Chris Armstrong's lawyer filed a motion to drop the matter Monday, hours before a court hearing was scheduled.

Armstrong had requested the order earlier this month against assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell. He claimed the 30-year-old prosecutor harassed him over a five-month period.

Shirvell started a blog in April that criticized Armstrong as a racist with a "radical homosexual agenda."

Shirvell remains on personal leave from his job. His lawyer, Philip Thomas, said Monday that Shirvell and Armstrong have had no contact for weeks.