The attorneys said they want to determine, among other things, if a jury plan adopted in 2009 is correcting racial imbalances.
The charity set up to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombing is in the process of deciding how to spend the money.
The judge also says it is unnecessary to move the trials out of Massachusetts.
Three friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in federal court this week to ask a judge to have their cases tried outside Massachusetts.
In a flurry of pretrial motions, Tsarnaev’s lawyers said that the U.S. Constitution’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment prohibits the application of the death penalty because it’s not authorized under state law in Massachusetts.
Federal prosecutors are opposing a request by three friends of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to have their cases tried outside Massachusetts. Lawyers argue their clients can’t receive fair trials from a Massachusetts jury because of the publicity surrounding the case.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers say prosecutors are trying to use Tsarnaev’s foreign birth and immigration history against him.
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev say they remain concerned about being “adequately prepared” for a November trial in his death penalty case.
A young Chinese-American entrepreneur who goes by the nickname “Danny” was carjacked a year ago allegedly by the Tzarnaev brothers.
Three days after the Boston Marathon bombings, the release of the suspects’ images triggered a series of events the ended in the death of one suspect and the capture of another on the streets of Watertown.
Federal prosecutors have told a judge they have no evidence that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev knew about his brother’s alleged role in a triple slaying in Waltham two years before the bombings.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has pleaded not guilty to a 30-count federal indictment. Tsarnaev’s lawyers say many of the charges are redundant and could sway jurors.
A finish line medical tent nurse who helped treat Krystle Campbell, one of the Boston Marathon bombing fatalities, recalls that experience and the personal connection he felt to her.
Gov. Deval Patrick emphasized community in his remarks on the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.