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Churchill will not get his job back according to Denver judge

July 7, 2009

Former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's request for reinstatement has been denied in Denver District Court. Front pay has also been deemed inappropriate in the case.

Churchill was back in the courtroom last week arguing that his legal victory in April was enough for the judge to order reinstatement. Calling CU leaders, "constitutional law violators," David Lane, Churchill's attorney, told Judge Naves he had essentially no other choice but to reinstate the embattled professor.

CU's lead attorney Patrick O'Rourke argued that the $1 judgment in April should, in essence, speak for itself. O'Rourke suggested that reinstating Churchill would further damage the university's reputation.

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