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Lawyer says Churchill cleared of some charges

Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill won't face discipline for misrepresenting his alleged Indian heritage or for copyright infringement, his lawyer said.

But a university committee said Churchill should be investigated for seven plagiarism claims, the lawyer said. The claims were referred to yet another committee, which will review the charges.

Churchill has claimed Cherokee, Creek and other tribal affiliations but hasn't been able to document his Indian ancestry, according to people who have reviewed his records.

Get the Story:
Tentative "victory" for prof (The Denver Post 8/23)
Churchill inquiry sent to higher level (The Denver Rocky Mountain News 8/23)

Churchill Investigation:
Shadows of doubt (The Denver Rocky Mountain News June 2005)

Churchill's 9/11 Essay:
"Some People Push Back" On the Justice of Roosting Chickens (Pockets of Resistance September 2001)

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