High Court Won't Hear Prof's Suit Over 9/11 Essay
State courts backed firing by University of Colorado
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 1, 2013 11:51 AM CDT
Ward Churchill, who was a tenured professor of ethnic studies at the University of Colorado, talks with supporters in the halls of Denver district court after a jury ruled on Thursday, April 2, 2009.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(Newser) – A former professor's lawsuit following his firing from the University of Colorado has been stopped in its tracks. The Supreme Court won't hear Ward Churchill's case against the school, Reuters reports. He was fired after an investigation cited problems with his academic work, but the probe was sparked by a controversial essay that likened 9/11 victims to Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann. Churchill says he was denied free speech, calling the firing a response to the essay. Colorado courts ultimately backed the university, arguing that its "quasi-judicial action" prevented Churchill from suing.

More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
High Court Won't Hear Prof's Suit Over 9/11 Essay is...
3%
9%
8%
64%
3%
14%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 23 comments
augie2
Apr 1, 2013 8:44 PM CDT
This mutt deserves everything that has happened to him. He lied about his military record. He lied about being an American Indian. He's lied about everything including his writings.
Kenja
Apr 1, 2013 4:59 PM CDT
Wasn't this guy involved with the weather underground?
Ultraworld
Apr 1, 2013 2:15 PM CDT
He had been teaching this hatred to college students for a long time. If a High School teacher was spouting off with half of this garbage, he'd get fired. That's what Colorado State did.