Opening arguments Tuesday in Churchill lawsuit
DENVER, Colorado ” Opening arguments are scheduled for Tuesday in the case of a fired University of Colorado professor who’s suing to get his job back.
A jury was seated Monday to hear Ward Churchill’s lawsuit against CU, which fired him in 2007. Churchill says the school fired him over an essay he wrote about the Sept. 11 attacks. But the university insists he was fired after three committees of faculty members from Colorado and other universities accused Churchill of plagiarism, fabrication and other research misconduct.
Churchill’s essay said the 2001 terrorist attacks were triggered by an unjust U-S foreign policy and likened those killed in the World Trade Center to “little Eichmans,” a reference to Nazi Adolf Eichman.
Churchill was a tenured ethnic studies professor.