Bloomberg Law
March 22, 2021, 1:35 PMUpdated: March 22, 2021, 7:27 PM

Marathon Bomber Supreme Court Review Puts Biden in Hot Seat (2)

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s vacated death sentences could be reinstated, now that the Supreme Court has agreed to scrutinize the appeals court ruling in his favor.

The high court’s move to grant review on Monday of the Justice Department’s petition potentially puts the Biden administration in an awkward position, given the president’s campaign promise to eliminate the death penalty.

The Justice Department under former President Donald Trump challenged the appeals court ruling that said the district court failed to properly probe whether jurors were too swayed by pretrial publicity.

“The decision below improperly vacated the capital sentences recommended ...

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