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bijou
07-07-2009, 03:21 PM
DENVER - Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's request for reinstatement has been denied in Denver District Court. Front pay has also been deemed inappropriate in the case.



CU fired the controversial ethnic studies professor in 2007 after an exhaustive faculty review found instances of academic misconduct on Churchill's part.

Immediately following his 2007 dismissal, Churchill and his attorney David Lane filed a lawsuit in Denver District Court. In that lawsuit, Churchill argued he was illegally fired in retaliation for an essay he penned in 2001 in which he compared victims inside the World Trade Center to an infamous Nazi.

That essay was thrust into the national spotlight in 2005, years after it was written. The political firestorm that erupted had politicians such as then-Governor Bill Owens demanding action. Churchill believed the intense, outside political pressure corrupted the academic environment in such as way it blinded CU's leadership.

In 2005, CU began a process that started looking into allegations of academic misconduct and fraud. In 2007, the CU Board of Regents voted 8-1 for dismissal.

In April, a Denver jury agreed with Churchill's premise that he was illegally fired, but it stopped far short of awarding Churchill a high dollar figure. Instead it awarded Churchill $1. ...
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=119009&catid=339

Bad news for the fake Native American.

BadCat
07-07-2009, 03:37 PM
Good riddance to bad rubbish.

megimoo
07-07-2009, 03:39 PM
http://www.9news.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=119009&catid=339

Bad news for the fake Native American.He'll end up at U .C. Davis or Berkeley !They're always looking for new members of Neo-Pagan Hippiedom and Neo-radicals !http://www.hippy.com/php/article-243.html

Gingersnap
07-07-2009, 03:45 PM
Excellent! We'd heard that the judge reached a decision last week but he wanted to deliver a written ruling at the same time the decision was disclosed.

You should have heard how cocky and arrogant David Lane was last week. Lane is a well known ambulance-chaser and publicity addict out here and he's been the fake Indian's attorney through the whole thing.

bijou
07-07-2009, 03:48 PM
Excellent! We'd heard that the judge reached a decision last week but he wanted to deliver a written ruling at the same time the decision was disclosed.

You should have heard how cocky and arrogant David Lane was last week. Lane is a well known ambulance-chaser and publicity addict out here and he's been the fake Indian's attorney through the whole thing.

Did he think his client had won, or was he just putting on a show of bravado?

Gingersnap
07-07-2009, 04:04 PM
Did he think his client had won, or was he just putting on a show of bravado?

Oh, I believe he thought he'd won - and won big. He believed that either Churchill would be reinstated (and in a perfect position to launch new lawsuits against the university) or that CU would pay out several million dollars in so-called compensatory money plus attorney's fees. One of CU's key witnesses just about burst into flame under Lane's cross-examination and a few others seemed a little weak.

I'll have to listen to the play-by-play on the way home tonight. :D

noonwitch
07-07-2009, 04:09 PM
It's one thing for a professor to make a controversial statement in class, out of hopes for getting the students to debate the issue at hand or challenge the statement on it's merits. That could be considered an educational exercise.


It's another thing to pen an essay and say something outrageous. He has the first amendment right to do so, of course, and his employer has the right to say that they don't want his opinion associated with their institution, and fire his ass for it. Especially if he signed his essay, Ward Churchill, Professor, University of Colorado.

lacarnut
07-07-2009, 04:13 PM
Some people just need killing. He might be one of them.

Rockntractor
07-07-2009, 04:22 PM
Some people just need killing. He might be one of them.

I was going to settle for calling him some bad names.

lacarnut
07-07-2009, 04:28 PM
I was going to settle for calling him some bad names.

Not enough for that anti-American pile of crap.

Speedy
07-07-2009, 04:38 PM
I was going to settle for calling him some bad names.



I'm all for that....and then killing him!