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Boston Marathon Bomber Supreme Court Case Exposes Split Between Biden and Justice Department on Death Penalty

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Attorneys will stand before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday and argue the fate of one of the most infamous members of federal death row: Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
While the case could have legal implications for future high-profile capital punishment trials, it also highlights a rift between Joe Biden's campaign pledge to end the federal death penalty and his Justice Department's request that the Supreme Court reinstate Tsarnaev's death sentence.
Tsarnaev was sentenced to death six years ago for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, which killed three and...
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