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"Little Eichmanns" Prof Wrongly Fired

The University of Colorado professor who infamously called 9/11 victims "Little Eichmanns" has won his claim that he was wrongfully dismissed from his tenured position. The jury deliberated for a day and a half and decided Ward Churchill's political views were a motivating factor in his firing, but they only awarded the former head of the ethnic studies department $1 in damages. "I didn't ask for money, I asked for justice," Churchill said outside the courtroom, seemingly nonplussed. Churchill will ask the judge to reinstate him as professor in light of the verdict, but a spokesman for the university said it would fight the request. Churchill wrote the controversial essay in 2001, claiming that some victims of 9/11 brought the attacks upon themselves for their part in the "global financial empire." It passed unnoticed until 2005, when it caused an uproar. Shortly afterward, the university dismissed Churchill for plagiarizing and falsifying some of his work, but Churchill said this was a pretext to force him out for his politically unpalatable views.