The case of now former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is now in Denver District Court.
University of Colorado regents ousted Ward Churchill Tuesday by a vote of 8-to-1 over allegations of plagiarism, fabrication and other infractions. He had ignited a firestorm with an essay comparing some World Trade Center victims to Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann, but the Regents said his dismissal was based on other writings.
Churchill denies the allegations, and says his firing was retribution for expressing unpopular views.
His lawsuit in Denver District Court seeks an unspecified amount of money.
Churchill's attorney, David Lane, says reinstatement is another possible remedy if Churchill wins
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.