This has to be a joke.
Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell is asking a Washtenaw County judge to withdraw from hearing a request for a personal protection order against him because of the judge’s ties to state representative and former gubernatorial candidate Alma Wheeler Smith.
In an Oct. 6 court filing, Shirvell requests that Judge Nancy Francis recuse herself from hearing the request by University of Michigan student body President Chris Armstrong for a restraining order against Shirvell.
Shirvell claims Francis is unable to impartially hear the case because Wheeler Smith, Francis’ sister, has been publicly critical of him.
Court records show Francis will rule on the motion and the personal protection order request at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 25.
Short version: “The judge’s sister doesn’t like me so she should recuse herself.”
That’s the only version that reflects reality because Alma Wheeler Smith doesn’t have anything whatsoever to do with this case! It doesn’t matter one bit that she’s a member of Congress.
Hopefully on October 25th, this request will be thrown back in Shirvell’s face with a mocking laugh. Maybe even a fine for wasting the court’s time.
I’m just sayin’…