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Aug 03, 2020

Capital Case Roundup — Death Penalty Court Decisions the Week of July 272020

NEWS (7/​31/​20) — Boston, MA: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has over­turned the death sen­tence imposed on Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. In a 2 – 1 deci­sion, a pan­el of the court ruled that Tsarnaev’s death sen­tence vio­lat­ed the core promise of our crim­i­nal-jus­tice sys­tem … that even the very worst among us deserves to be fair­ly tried and law­ful­ly pun­ished.” The pan­el found that the tri­al judge’s fail­ure to ques­tion 9 of the 12 seat­ed jurors about what they had read and heard about the bombing…