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Fired University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill loses job appeal

12:45 PM, Nov 24, 2010   |    comments
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The Colorado Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a lower court ruling rejecting Churchill's claim that the firing was politically motivated. A three-judge panel agreed that the university is entitled to "quasi-judicial immunity."

Churchill wrote an essay after the 2001 terrorist attacks calling the World Trade Center victims "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who orchestrated the Holocaust.

The Denver Post reports that Churchill's lawyer plans to push for an appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court.

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