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BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev argued on Thursday over how much evidence each side needs to disclose to the other ahead of his trial for the deadly attack.
Tsarnaev is awaiting trial on charges of killing three people and injuring more than 260 in the April 15, 2013, bombing and fatally shooting a police officer three days later. He faces the threat of execution if convicted and prosecutors argued they deserve early notice of what experts the defense plans if there is a sentencing hearing.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for U.S. television commentator Glenn Beck on Monday asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit charging their client with defamation for wrongly accusing a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing of being the “money man” behind the attack.
The plaintiff, Saudi Arabian national Abdulrahman Alharbi, 21, had been present at the race’s crowded finish line on April 15, 2013, when two homemade pressure-cooker bombs ripped through the crowd and was injured.
BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday called on members of the nation’s largest group of attorneys to “rise above” the political disputes that have left Washington increasingly gridlocked in recent years.
Roberts, a conservative justice who was the swing vote on a 2012 Supreme Court decision that upheld President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law, told members of the American Bar Association that they have a role to play in maintaining the public’s faith in the U.S. political system.
By Scott Malone
WINDHAM N.H. (Reuters) – A dark horse in the New Hampshire race for the U.S. Senate who has been fighting big money in politics got a surprise boost last week from a like-minded group – to the tune of $2 million.
A new political action committee, Mayday PAC, is backing the candidate in the state’s Republican primary, former state Senator Jim Rubens, with TV, radio and Internet ads as a test case in reforming American political campaign financing.
A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death on charges of converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, arrived in the United States on Thursday.