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'Disappointed' Butler Exhausts Appeals

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Science  26 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5777, pp. 1120
DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5777.1120b

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On 15 May, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up the case of Thomas Butler, the physician and microbiologist who received a 2-year prison sentence for shipping plague samples to Tanzania without the required permits and for defrauding his employer, Texas Tech University in Lubbock. (Read more.)