Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell on Friday is expected to face a disciplinary hearing as he returns to work over claims he harassed a gay student, the AP reported.

Shirvell, 30, is accused of tormenting Chris Armstrong, the openly gay president of the Michigan Student Assembly at the University of Michigan.

Shirvell attacked Armstrong on the Internet, at his home and at university events. At his now private blog Chris Armstrong Watch, the official accused the student of preying on impressionable freshman, of being “Satan's representative on the student assembly,” and labeled Armstrong a Nazi, a racist, a liar and an elitist.

The case attracted nationwide attention when Shirvell appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 defending his right to campaign against Armstrong's “radical homosexual agenda.”

The appearance led to a loud outcry against Shirvell, who decided to take a month-long leave from the attorney general's office. His boss, Attorney General Mike Cox, at first defended Shirvell's actions as free speech, but later reversed himself. Cox will decide Shirvell's fate.

Last week, Armstrong filed a complaint with the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission, which claims the attorney violated the profession's code of conduct. The complaint asks for an investigation, discipline and possible disbarment.