There’s new evidence tonight of possible grounds for the dismissal of Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell. We learned today the University of Michigan has banned Shirvell from its Ann Arbor campus. Shirvell has been attacking Chris Armstrong, the first openly gay president of the Michigan Student Assembly, through blog posts. He’s also protested outside Armstrong’s home and on campus. We also learned today that Armstrong has filed a personal order of protection against Shirvell. Last night on 360, Shirvell’s boss, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox, told Anderson that if a restraining order were to be filed against Shirvell, it would open the door for disciplinary measures. Will the news that Armstrong has filed for a personal protection order force the AG’s hand? Michigan’s Governor, Jennifer Granholm weighed in today on Twitter, saying “If I was still Attorney General and Andrew Shirvell worked for me, he would have already been fired.” Keeping them honest, we’ll dig into the legal implications of the latest developments.
Also tonight, Sarah Palin is using Twitter to attack U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida, a democrat who’s running for re-election. She’s also accusing the media of not checking the facts in a recent Grayson ad. Actually, we already did. We’ll tell you what we found.
We also have an amazing update in our Doctor Detectives series. 360 MD Sanjay Gupta has been following the story of Sally Massagee for more than a year. Sally has been a medical mystery for nearly a decade. Doctors couldn’t tell her what was causing her muscles to grow out of control. She was desperate for a diagnosis, and finally found one at the Undiagnosed Diseases Program at the National Institutes of Health. In his recent reports, Sanjay showed us how teams of highly skilled doctor detectives worked together to solve Sally’s mystery. Tonight, you’ll see just how far she’s come since getting a diagnosis. She was in New York this week. We think you’ll be amazed by her transformation. We certainly were.
We’ll also talk to Dr. Phil about another disturbing case of cyberbullying. Tyler Clementi, who had just started his freshman year at Rutgers University in New Jersey, apparently jumped off the George Washington Bridge, after his roommate and another student streamed a web cam video of Clementi having a sexual encounter with a man in his dorm room. Dr. Phil weighs in on this troubling story.
See you at 10 p.m. eastern.
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