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Jury: Ward Churchill wrongly fired

Ward Churchill, left, and his attorney David Lane

Ward Churchill, left, and his attorney David Lane

A jury found on Thursday that the University of Colorado had wrongfully dismissed a professor who drew national attention for an essay in which he called some victims of the Sept. 11 attacks “little Eichmanns.”

Churchill, who is seriously controversial even on the left, was awarded $1. It is unclear whether he will get his job back. But he claims satisfaction, saying “I didn’t ask for money, I asked for justice.”

His comments were despicable. But I’m not sure what they have to do with his ability to teach and do research. The jury, apparently, agrees.

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