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Justice Department wants Supreme Court to reinstate death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber

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Justice Department prosecutors on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to reinstate the death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Federal attorneys asserted in a new filing that an appeals court judge erred in overturning the death sentence for Tsarnaev over claims jurors knew too much about the highly publicized case to impose the ultimate punishment. The decision “improperly vacated the capital sentences recommended by the jury in one of the most important terrorism prosecutions in our nation’s history,” the Justice Department argued. Prosecutors said jurors’ exposure to news ab…

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