Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Amy Howe for SCOTUSBlog looks at the upcoming oral argument in the Boston Marathon bomber case. Next week, "the Supreme Court will hear the United States’ effort to reinstate the death penalty for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted for his role in the 2013 bombings at the finish line of the marathon." An asylee, Tsarnaev is a naturalized U.S. citizen.
UPDATE (Oct. 13, 2:45 PST): Howe guessed from oral argument that a majority of the Justices supported reinstituting the death penalty, which the First Circuit had set aside.