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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kaczynski Loses Appeal

WASHINGTON () -- Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski lost a Supreme Court appeal Monday in his attempt to be freed from prosecution because of news leaks.


The justices, without comment, refused to give Kaczynski a new chance to argue in a lower court that news leaks so poisoned public opinion that the government should forfeit its right to prosecute him.


"The government's conduct has made the word 'Unabomber' and the name Theodore Kaczynski interchangeable,'' his appeal contended.


Kaczynski, arrested in Montana last April, has been charged in eight of the 16 bombings linked to the Unabomber and could face the death penalty. He is being held in Sacramento, California.