Saturday, May 02, 2009


Just under the deadline:

Ward Churchill filed a motion Friday in Denver District Court formally asking a judge to put him back in a classroom at the University of Colorado, a month after a jury awarded him $1 and found that he was fired in retaliation for writing a controversial essay about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Chief Judge Larry Naves is expected to schedule a hearing to decide whether Churchill can return to the campus or receive "front pay" for years he could have worked at CU.

Another Post story quotes from the motion:
This Motion for Reinstatement respectfully requests that this Court abate the chilling effect caused by Defendants' unlawful punishment of Professor Churchill's political speech, and reinforce the importance of academic freedom in our country, by reinstating Professor Churchill to his fully tenured position at the University of Colorado," the motion says. "Only by doing so can Professor Churchill be returned to the status he had earned before Defendants inflicted their unconstitutional retaliation upon him."

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