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Sunday, April 05, 2009

Jury Finds that Ward Churchill Was Wrongfully Fired by U of Colorado

The NY Times reports on the case here.
According to the article, "the jurors found that
Mr. Churchill’s political views had been a 'substantial
or motivating' factor in his dismissal, and that the
university had not shown that he would have been
dismissed anyway." Ward Churchill, who came
under attack for his controversial views about the
Sept. 11 attacks, was dismissed in 2007 from his
tenured faculty position at the University of Colorado.

University of Denver law students blog about the
trial and verdict on the Ward Churchill-
First Amendment Suit. Read Brian Leiter's
2007 posts on the case here and here.