Denver (AP) Ward Churchill is heading to court today in the hopes of getting back his professor's job at the University of Colorado.
Churchill says CU fired him in 2007 because of an essay he wrote about the Sept. 11 attacks. His essay said the attacks were triggered by an unjust U.S. foreign policy and likened those killed in the world trade center to “little Eichmans,” a reference to Nazi Adolf Eichman.
Churchill was a tenured professor of ethnic studies.
The university fired Churchill on plagiarism allegations after an investigation that began amid the furor over the Eichmann comment. A trial in his lawsuit is scheduled to begin today.
Three committees of faculty members from Colorado and other universities accused Churchill of plagiarism, fabrication and other research misconduct.