Churchill's attorney David Lane says in 2009 a jury found that Churchill was wrongfully let go - although they only awarded him $1 in damages.
"I want a dollar in damages for what the jury already found for Churchill," Lane said. "I want Ward Churchill reinstated to his position at the University of Colorado, I want to go back to trial on the claim that got dismissed in the trial court where we were alleging that the whole investigation of all his speech was by itself a constitutional violation, that all got dismissed."
"I agree with Mr. Lane on one point which is this is a First Amendment case," University of Colorado attorney Patrick O'Rourke said. "We've always recognized this is a First Amendment case. But we have also recognized the University of Colorado has a responsibility to the citizens of the state to make sure that people who teach at the university practice good scholarship and that they do it ethically and that those who don't aren't protected by the First Amendment."
The Colorado Supreme Court could take several months to make its decision.
It can decide Churchill gets a new trial and gets his dollar from CU. Another hearing could be held for Churchill to be reinstated. If the Court does not decide in Churchill's favor, Lane is prepared to go to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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