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Federal Appeals Court Overturns Death Penalty For The Boston Marathon Bomber19:11
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On Friday, a federal appeals court overturned the death penalty verdict for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ordering a new penalty-phase trial be held. On Sunday, President Trump responded to the ruling, tweeting that "the federal government must again seek the Death Penalty in a do-over of that chapter of the original trial."

So will Boston see another death penalty trial for the Boston Marathon bomber? We talk with Nancy Gertner, WBUR Legal Analyst, retired federal judge, and senior lecturer at Harvard Law School, and David Boeri, WBUR reporter emeritus.

This segment aired on August 3, 2020.

Jamie Bologna Twitter Producer/Director, Radio Boston
Jamie Bologna is producer and director of Radio Boston.

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Chris Citorik Twitter Producer, Radio Boston
Chris Citorik is a producer for Radio Boston.

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Nancy Gertner Cognoscenti contributor
Judge Nancy Gertner was appointed to the bench in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, and retired in September of 2011 to join the faculty of Harvard Law School. Her autobiography, "In Defense of Women: Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate," was published in 2011.

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David Boeri Twitter Senior Reporter
Now retired, David Boeri was a senior reporter at WBUR.

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