Churchill appeal heard in court

Decision in case could take days or months
By Staff

The Colorado Court of Appeals today heard oral arguments in former University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's lawsuit against CU. Opening briefs in Churchill's appeal were filed in February.

The appeal began after a District Court judge denied Churchill's request to be reinstated at the university.

At question in the appeal is whether the university was within its rights when it investigated his scholarship, if the Board of Regents has quasi-judicial immunity from such a lawsuit, and whether Churchill should be reinstated.

CU attorney Patrick O'Rourke represented the university at the hearing in Denver. A decision in the case could come in a few days or several months.