The Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty for the Boston Marathon bomber.

Background: In 2013, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, planted bombs at the Boston marathon which killed 3 and injured hundreds.

In 2015, a lower court vacated Tsarnaev’s death sentence after he was found guilty of carrying out the terror attack.


What Happened: In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court sided with the Justice Department’s argument that the lower court erred when it vacated the death sentence.

“Dzohkhar Tsarnaev committed heinous crimes,” Justice Clarence Thomas wrote for the majority. “The Sixth Amendment nonetheless guaranteed him a fair trial before an impartial jury. He received one.” (per The Hill)

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