Jurors resume deliberations in Churchill lawsuit
DENVER ” Jurors have resumed deliberations in Ward Churchill’s lawsuit to reclaim his job at the University of Colorado after he was fired over claims of research misconduct and plagiarism.
The former ethnic studies professor denies the allegations and says he was terminated in 2007 retaliation for an essay he wrote comparing some Sept. 11 victims to Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann, one the Holocaust’s architects.
The university has maintained that Churchill’s firing was justified and that the investigation against him was unbiased.
Jurors began deliberating Wednesday afternoon and reconvened Thursday.
If they reach a decision in Churchill’s favor, they would only be able to award him monetary damages. A judge would determine whether he should get his job back.