DENVER
11/24/2010 02:14 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ward Churchill Loses Appeal For Reinstatement

The Colorado Court of Appeals has unanimously confirmed a decision denying Ward Churchill's effort to get his job back at the University of Colorado.

Churchill was fired from the University of Colorado in 2007 for plagiarism, although the former professor contends it was for his controversial remarks made about victims of 9/11.

Churchill filed suit against the University, claiming his first amendment rights had been violated. Last year, a Jury sided with Churchill before then-Denver District Chief Judge Larry Naves tossed the verdict on the grounds that CU Regents had "quasi-judicial immunity" over their actions.

On Wednesday, the Court of Appeals upheld the motion regarding about the Regents' immunity.