[Ppnews] Ward Churchill verdict: Former CU professor vindicated

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Thu Apr 2 18:47:44 EDT 2009

Ward Churchill verdict: Former CU professor vindicated (sort of) with 
a jury award of $1

April 2, 4:35 PM

The jury in the Ward Churchill trial, in deliberations since 
Wednesday, has reached a verdict in the civil suit against University 
of Colorado for wrongful termination. The university did indeed 
wrongfully terminate Churchill, the jury decided, but the damages 
they awarded were a mere $1. The issue of Churchill's reinstatement 
will be decided at a separate hearing by Chief Denver District Judge 
Larry Naves.

Earlier today Churchill, appearing unconcerned about the verdict, 
nodded off in the courtroom while waiting for the jury's decision. At 
mid-afternoon, the jury asked the judge a question about damages, 
implying that their decision was in favor of Churchill but they had 
difficulty deciding what, if anything, to award him.

The resolution of this case will hardly be an end to controversy for 
Churchill, a man who has reignited debate about scholarly 
independence versus academic principles.

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