Tsarnaev Faces More Charges: in case he gets off?

Middlesex County District Attorney Marian T. Ryan wants Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial for the murder of MIT cop Sean Collier and the shootout in Watertown, Massachusetts. According to experts, individuals charged with federal capital crimes are almost never subsequently charged with local crimes. Does DA Ryan think the federal charges might not stick upon appeal?

Marathon Bomber Appeals Conviction: Do His Lawyers Know Something We Don’t?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers continue the legal formalities necessary to build a case for appeal, despite an unequivocal admission by the defendant of his own guilt. Is there anything to be gleaned from an appeals trial about the backstory of the Boston Marathon bombing? Something that may help the public understand the shadowy relationship between the national security apparatus and “domestic terrorists”?

Dead Men Tell No Tales

The prosecution’s message is clear: bring on the execution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev! In the latest development, it turns to a hotshot death penalty advocate to use against Tsarnaev’s hotshot death penalty opponent counsel. But why is the federal government, normally reticent about the death penalty, so eager to see it utilized in the Boston Bombing case?