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In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)
In this Friday, April 19, 2013 Massachusetts State Police photo, 19-year-old Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev leans over in a boat at the time of his capture by law enforcement authorities in Watertown, Mass. (AP Photo/Massachusetts State Police, Sean Murphy)

Attorneys for the accused marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, were in federal court today. The argued that the restrictions placed on their client by the government have hurt their ability to mount a defense.

The so-called Special Administrative Measures were put in place in late August, four months after Tsarnaev's arrest. They include keeping him in solitary confinement, monitoring his calls and mail, as well as a series of restrictions placed on his lawyers.

Guests

Bruce Gellerman, WBUR reporter

Nancy Gertner, former federal judge and professor at Harvard Law School.

This segment aired on November 12, 2013.

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