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10:56 am
Sun August 29, 2010

Nichols Diet Back in the News

Denver, CO – Oklahoma City bomber challenges ruling on diet

DENVER (AP) Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols is challenging dismissal of his lawsuit over his prison diet and wants the judge disqualified.

Nichols filed motions Thursday in federal court in Denver, claiming that U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello should be disqualified because of bias toward him. He says she may have known someone who was injured or died in the 1995 bombing of the federal building that killed 168 people.

Nichols also objects to Arguello's ruling that a lack of unrefined grains, fresh food and insoluble fiber doesn't violate his right of freedom of religion and the prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.

Nichols is serving life in the federal Supermax prison in southern Colorado for conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and executed.