Calhoun: Wake-Up Call

Wake-Up Call: You be the judge


Denver District Court Judge Larry Naves played the tough guy last week when he issued his ruling in the Ward Churchill case -- not only refusing to give the controversial former University of Colorado prof his job back, but also tossing the entire lawsuit, determining that the CU Board of Regents were acting in a quasi-judicial mode when they fired Churchill. And tossing in a host of other compelling arguments just in case an appeals court doesn't buy that.

And what thanks did his tough ruling get? A flier that depicts the judge as Mr. T, which suddenly appeared at the courthouse last week.

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Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword in 1977; she’s been the editor ever since. She’s a regular on the weekly CPT12 roundtable Colorado Inside Out, played a real journalist in John Sayles’s Silver City, once interviewed President Bill Clinton while wearing flip-flops, and has been honored with numerous national awards for her columns and feature-writing.
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