History revisionist Ward Churchill and lawyer promise a fight
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BOULDER, Colo. – A professor scorned for remarks about Sept. 11 victims vowed that his firing over allegations of plagiarism, falsification and other misconduct wouldn’t end his 2-year dispute with the University of Colorado.
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By DAN ELLIOTT
“New game, new game,” said a defiant Ward Churchill, referring to his intent to sue the university after the state Board of Regents voted 8-1 Tuesday to remove him as ethnic studies chairman.
Three faculty committees had accused Churchill of plagiarism, falsification and other misconduct in portions of his research. The allegations were unrelated to an essay he wrote that likened some victims of the 2001 terrorist attacks to a Nazi leader.
David Lane, Churchill’s attorney, said his client’s dismissal simply marks a change in venue for the dispute.
“We’re out of kangaroo court and going into real court,” he said.