The Colorado Supreme Court on Monday upheld a lower court decision against Ward Churchill.
The court said that the Denver District Court was right to direct a verdict in favor of the university and to find that the university was entitled to "quasi-judicial immunity."
Churchill attorney David Lane said Monday he will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Churchill's termination in 2007 came after an essay he wrote describing some victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks as "little Eichmanns," a reference to Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi leader who helped orchestrate the Holocaust.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)