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Ward Churchill Loses in Colorado Appeals Court

The Colorado Court of Appeals has upheld a lower-court judge’s ruling that the University of Colorado officials sued by Ward Churchill were immune from his lawsuit accusing them of violating his First Amendment rights when they dismissed him as a tenured ethnic-studies professor on the Boulder campus, the Denver Post reported. The 2009 ruling upheld by the appeals court had overturned a jury verdict in Mr. Churchill’s favor. Mr. Churchill’s lawyer responded to the appeals court’s decision by saying he would ask the Colorado Supreme Court to take up the case.

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