A judge has just ruled that the University of Colorado doesn't have to give controversial former professor Ward Churchill his job back, even though a jury found he was improperly fired.All RIGHT!! Finally, one of my old alma maters catches a break! Weird Ward WON’T be back on campus, and his America-hating fake-indian ass can now just go away. Fired for “Academic Dishonesty” that included plagiarism and outright fraud, Churchill and scumbag lawyer David Lane have been tying the university up in lawsuits for three years now.
Churchill, who taught ethnic studies at CU's Boulder campus, lost his teaching position after an investigation found he had plagiarized and falsified scholarly work for years.
The university launched the investigation on the heels of controversy that erupted when an essay surfaced in which Churchill called some victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks at New York's World Trade Center "little Eichmanns."
CU said he was fired for academic misconduct. Churchill sued, arguing that he was penalized for exercising his right to free speech.
"This ruling recognizes that the regents have to make important and difficult decisions. The threat of litigation should not be used to influence those decisions," CU president Bruce Benson said in a release.
Recently, a jury determined that he was fired by CU “improperly” after he wrote a paper in which he referred to those killed in the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on 9/11 as “Little Eichmanns”—a paper which caused so much attention that his plagiarisms and false claims in other works came to light. That jury also decided to award him all of one dollar in damages though.
With that “win” in his pocket, Churchill went after the University again, demanding his job back, back pay, and the payment of Lane’s legal charges, which Lane set at over a million dollars.
However all of that was dashed yesterday when Judge Naves handed down his decision.
In a 42-page decision, Naves agreed with the university that Churchill's presence on the Boulder campus would suggest that the university tolerated academic misconduct.But after Judge Naves’ ruling, Churchill—and Lane—get nothing.
"The evidence was credible that professor Churchill will not only be the most visible member of the department of ethnic studies if reinstated, but that reinstatement will create the perception in the broader academic community that the department of ethnic studies tolerates research misconduct," Naves wrote.
"In addition, this negative perception has great potential to hinder students graduating from the department of ethnic studies in their efforts to obtain placement in graduate programs," he wrote.
Naves also refused to order CU to provide front pay, saying there were no actual damages that the money would remedy. And he said that Churchill didn't seek to mitigate his losses by getting another job.
"Professor Churchill's own statements during the trial established that he has not seriously pursued any efforts to gain comparable employment but has, instead, chosen to give lectures and other presentations as a means of supplementing his income. Reportedly, he even 'received a few job offers' that he declined to pursue. Under these circumstances, I do not believe an award of front pay is appropriate," Naves wrote.
Nada. Zilch. Zip.
Not even cab fare home.
So justice has been served. The saga—less any appeal—is finally over. And the sun is shining brightly on a permanently discredited and disgraced pony-tailed loser who shall be known forevermore as “Weird Ward” Churchill—fake Indian, deflated bully and all-around fraud. It's a beautiful day, indeed.
Neener, neener, Ward... and hey, hey...good-bye.