Denver (AP) - Closing arguments are expected Wednesday morning in Ward Churchill's lawsuit against the University of Colorado to get his job back after his firing over allegations of plagiarism and research misconduct.
The former tenured professor says he was fired in 2007 because of the uproar over an essay in which he compared some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi leader who helped orchestrate the Holocaust.
Churchill testified earlier in the four-week trial in a Denver courtroom that the allegations against him were false, and that the uiversity was simply looking for an excuse to fire him.
University officials say the probe into Churchill's work was fair and his firing justified. Churchill's Sept. 11 essay was not part of the investigation against him.
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