Univ. of Colorado fires outspoken Ethnics Studies professor Ward Churchill who fires back with a lawsuit of his own on Wed 7/25

This afternoon the Board of Regents of Colorado University voted 8-1 to terminate the services of tenured professor Ward Churchill. This story has been brewing for the past two years with allegations of fabrications as well as his inflamatory comments about 9-11.

David Lane, professor Churchill’s attorney, stated that “It sends absolutely an atrocious message to the academic community all over the country, which is: if you stick your neck out and make politically inflammatory comments, your reputation will be destroyed by the university bent on destroying you and ultimately your tenured position will be forfeited,” said Lane. “To the public at large the message is: there will be a payback for free speech.”

With members of Congress discussing an effort to muzzle conservative talk radio what is about to happen is a major debate on our First Amendment which reads in part: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech…”What’s your opinion of today’s actions?

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