The Washington Times - June 10, 2009, 06:40AM

Unabomber Ted Kacynski is fighting federal plans to auction his diaries and other personal belongings, CNN is reporting.

Kacynski, who is serving a life sentence for a string of bombings over two decades, says the upcoming auction violates his First Amendment rights.


Proceeds from the auction will go to four survivors of his mail bombs, who are still owed $15 million from a civil suit against him.

I think Kacynski and the federal government are overestimating the value of his personal belongings.  I’m just saying.

Remember the Unabomber’s “manifesto?”  That would have been worth the paper it was printed on if it had been printed on toilet paper.

I don’t think there’s anything in the First Amendment about not having your stuff sold at auction, but there is a clause about having the right to not be blown up when you open your mail.  Sorry, Ted.