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University mulls appealing Ward Churchill verdict
Legal NewsLine ^ | 4-4-09

Posted on 04/04/2009 4:48:38 PM PDT by jasonmyos

BOULDER, Colo. (Legal Newsline)-The controversial University of Colorado professor who likened victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks to a Nazi leader has been awarded just $1 in damages for wrongful termination.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: academia; churchill; cu; ruling; wardchurchill

1 posted on 04/04/2009 4:48:38 PM PDT by jasonmyos
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To: jasonmyos

The jury apparently didn’t like the fake indian very much.


2 posted on 04/04/2009 4:50:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (And oh, Hey! I've been travelin' on this road too long)
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To: jasonmyos

Universities need to heed a very important message here. Don’t hire radicals like Ward Churchill or Bill Ayers.


3 posted on 04/04/2009 4:53:59 PM PDT by Birch T. Barlow (Go Mariners! Certain 2009 AL West champions!)
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To: Birch T. Barlow

Or Angela Davis, unshakeably tenured at UC Santa Cruz (aka Commie U).


4 posted on 04/04/2009 4:56:05 PM PDT by American Quilter (Donate to FreeRepublic--keep this great forum alive!)
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To: BenLurkin

Next on the “to do list” is the Cabinet Position and forgiveness of back Taxes.

Let’s get cracking on that whole dumbing down of our youth, we need this guy way up high in the Department of Education /s

TT


5 posted on 04/04/2009 4:57:03 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: jasonmyos

AHHHHHHHHHaaaaaaaHHAAAAAA.....
dont spend it all on appeals


6 posted on 04/04/2009 4:58:33 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Birch T. Barlow
Universities need to heed a very important message here. Don’t hire radicals like Ward Churchill or Bill Ayers.

They should learn from this but they won't change on iota.

7 posted on 04/04/2009 4:58:56 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: t1b8zs
dont spend it all on appeals

I think Ward got the buck.

8 posted on 04/04/2009 5:02:10 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: jasonmyos
Uh Oh!

The judge in the case, Chief District Judge Larry Naves, still must decide if the university must give Churchill back his $96,392-per-year tenured professorship, and whether the university must pay his legal fees.

9 posted on 04/04/2009 5:03:17 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: uncitizen
Hell, most of them agree with him. Watch for an Obama Cabinet opening for Ward.
10 posted on 04/04/2009 5:05:47 PM PDT by fish hawk (The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: American Quilter

Santa Cruz.... not exactly the same demographics as south central LA.


11 posted on 04/04/2009 5:09:26 PM PDT by pointsal
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To: jasonmyos

“.... awarded just $1 in damages for wrongful termination.”

That is just too funny.


12 posted on 04/04/2009 5:10:01 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail..... Obama=Failure in Chief with the Audacity of Dope.....)
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To: BenLurkin

“The jury apparently didn’t like the fake indian very much.”

But they apparently like Fox and O’Reilly less. His attorney spent his time attacking O’Reilly and Fox instead of dealing with the actual merits (such as they are) of the case.


13 posted on 04/04/2009 5:11:09 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: BenLurkin
The jury apparently didn’t like the fake indian very much.

Actually they liked him a little to much to suit me. They should have told him to go pound sand.

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14 posted on 04/04/2009 5:15:38 PM PDT by JCG
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To: jasonmyos

The disgrace is that they ever hired this charlatan in the first place.


15 posted on 04/04/2009 5:19:48 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Make that shameless, shallow, transparent charlatan.


16 posted on 04/04/2009 5:20:44 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The death cult wants death, the Israelis want peace. I, for one, see only one solution.)
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To: jasonmyos

sounds like one dollar too much to me!!!!!! But seriously, a jury awarding a buck is saying “technically your right, but we despise you”, which is pretty much the way I feel.

My case in point: Flag Burning; you should ABSOLUTELY be allowed to burn an American flag if that is your want, wish, desire, or whim; however if any past or present member of the Armed Forces decides to beat the dog-crap out of you for said burning, the beater will not be charged!!!!!!!! Thats the world according to Sweetwater!!!!!!!


17 posted on 04/04/2009 5:23:14 PM PDT by sweetwaterfish (Keep yer powder dry!)
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To: jasonmyos
As well they should. Churchill was fired for academic dishonesty. The report (which is a fascinating read, btw), can be found here. They had the goods on him.
18 posted on 04/04/2009 5:24:10 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: jasonmyos

He ripped off someone else’s ARTWORK and sold it as his own, also!!


19 posted on 04/04/2009 5:24:47 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: fish hawk
Watch for an Obama Cabinet opening for Ward.

Nothing BO does surprises me.

20 posted on 04/04/2009 5:48:02 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: jasonmyos

I haven’t kept up recently, but judges have been extremely hesitant to order universities to hire back fired faculty. Occasionally they have rewarded a year or two of salary if they determined that someone was wrongly fired or denied tenure, but they have not considered it to be their job to tell universities whom they should hire.

So, the question is what this judge will do with the jury’s decision.

“The judge in the case, Chief District Judge Larry Naves, still must decide if the university must give Churchill back his $96,392-per-year tenured professorship, and whether the university must pay his legal fees.”

Those are two very big items, especially the question of whether they have to hire back someone they don’t want. Hopefully this judge will do the right thing in that regard. The legal fees are less important.


21 posted on 04/04/2009 5:50:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EDINVA
"His attorney spent his time attacking O’Reilly and Fox instead of dealing with the actual merits (such as they are) of the case."

A.K.A. "The Hammer on the Table Defense."

22 posted on 04/04/2009 5:52:45 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for bailout bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: jasonmyos

Some interesting tidbits at the NotMyTribe blog:

Churchill juror Bethany Newill explains
By Marie Walden

NOT MY TRIBE - 4/03/2009 10:14PM MDT - 17 Comments

A few interesting things about the Ward Churchill jury came to light today (a sigh of relief from Pirate Ballerina!). The jury thought — right up until the judge gave them their instructions — they were to determine whether Ward Churchill was guilty of academic misconduct. When they realized they needed only to decide only whether the 9/11 essay was a substantial motivating factor in his dismissal, they agreed very quickly that it was.

Although apparently the jury took their deliberations seriously, they didn’t want to have anything to do with the damages portion of the process. They hoped the judge would do the job for them but when they found out that wasn’t permitted, they gave it a half-hearted shot. This from Westword’s interview with juror Bethany Newill:

Once Judge Larry Naves reiterated that the jury had to tackle this task, Newill confirms that “the majority of us were in favor of giving him money,” but they didn’t know how much to award. “We were given a four-page set of rules to determine the amount, and there was also an option that we didn’t have to do it. And one of the rules said there needed to be a preponderance of the evidence to show the financial effect it had on Ward Churchill. And there was no real dollar amount other than the loss of wages.”

Ultimately, the jurors followed the lead of David Lane, Churchill’s attorney. “He said, ‘What price can you put on a reputation?’” Newill remembers. “And we all decided that there’s not a price you can put on a reputation. And even though this was protected speech, there are still consequences to your actions and your words. When Ward Churchill wrote that essay, he had to think that people would be affected by that, negatively or positively, and that he would need to reap the consequences on his reputation.” Still, she emphasizes that “it wasn’t a slap in his face or anything like that when we didn’t give him any money. It’s just that David Lane kept saying this wasn’t about the money, and in the end, we took his word for that.”

No doubt, a jury of peers! Just not Ward Churchill’s peers!


23 posted on 04/04/2009 5:56:44 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jasonmyos

Tenure overall should be abolished.
There are many like this guy in every university.
Tenure rewards the do nothings.


24 posted on 04/04/2009 5:59:24 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: nufsed
The judge in the case, Chief District Judge Larry Naves, still must decide if the university must give Churchill back his $96,392-per-year tenured professorship, and whether the university must pay his legal fees.

I didn't catch that at first. The Jury actually awarded for this traitor. The judge could still send him back.

25 posted on 04/04/2009 6:01:26 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (We may officially be too stupid to govern ourselves.)
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To: Tenacious 1

I imagine this “judge” will rule for Churchill in order to “send a message” to the colleges and universities not to go screwing around with the Marxist professors. These professors are redesigning Amerika.


26 posted on 04/04/2009 6:14:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We're All Garbage Dump Bears Now!)
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To: Gator113

“.... awarded just $1 in damages for wrongful termination.”

That’s the jury’s way of saying,

Buck you!


27 posted on 04/04/2009 6:34:31 PM PDT by Senormechanico
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To: Senormechanico

Excellent. LOL


28 posted on 04/04/2009 7:01:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (For America to Survive, Obama Must Fail..... Obama=Failure in Chief with the Audacity of Dope.....)
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To: Gator113

You know, if this guy said that at a real organization or company, there would be a civil right lawsuit against them...hey that’s an idea—stop complaining about it-and file one.


29 posted on 04/04/2009 7:28:01 PM PDT by gman992
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To: Cicero

Newill’s version of what happened during deliberations is beginning to fall apart.


30 posted on 04/04/2009 7:41:19 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

It does sound a bit too comic to be true. Thanks.


31 posted on 04/04/2009 9:07:38 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Tenacious 1

.............with back pay and legal fees.


32 posted on 04/04/2009 9:38:47 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport and school records.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Newill’s version of what happened during deliberations is beginning to fall apart.

Boy, I hope so. That's the most confused understanding of the issues I've ever read!

33 posted on 04/04/2009 9:45:16 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg ("the mass of mankind has not been born with saddles on their backs" - Jefferson)
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To: jasonmyos

My son was required to take a “diversity” class at college (Temple University in Philly). He perused his choices for fullfilling the “diversity” class requirement and opted for a “diversity” class on Native Americans, figuring it would probably be the easiest one to stomach among the choices offered.

His “professor” was black (naturally - - these mandatory “diversity” classes are designed to provide employment opportunities for people who majored in “African American Studies”) and one of the books REQUIRED for the class was a book written by that famous “Native American”, Ward Churchill.

I kid you not.


34 posted on 04/04/2009 9:50:27 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

The first native American was likely that simple traveler who first left his lasting mark along the dry, parched soil which he set about to put behind him.


35 posted on 04/04/2009 10:20:38 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, then writes again.)
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To: jasonmyos

I wonder about CO people and CO voters and CO jurors!


36 posted on 04/05/2009 4:34:24 AM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Most people who are against tenure do NOT have tenure! Such are the USA and her people.


37 posted on 04/05/2009 4:35:44 AM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: uncitizen

Considering CO voting habits, Churchill is more powerful there than we realize. Maybe they think he is kin to the real Churchill!


38 posted on 04/05/2009 4:36:57 AM PDT by Theodore R. (GWB is gone: Now the American sheeple can sleep at night!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

You are totally correct about tenure. There are a lot of weirdos in our Universities. I am from Alabama and I know. It will be very difficult to overturn this long time tradition.


39 posted on 04/05/2009 4:46:32 AM PDT by southland ( 1 John 4:4 , Zec 12:9, PS 121, PRO 3.5,6)
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To: Theodore R.
Maybe they think he is kin to the real Churchill!

LOL, well if he says he is, he is!

40 posted on 04/05/2009 5:01:50 AM PDT by uncitizen
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