Heather and Tom dive into developments in Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s appeal. In a July 2018 filing by appellate counsel, his lawyers have forecasted some of the many arguments they intend to make on appeal, which may be filed this November. We discuss venue changes; negative pre-trial publicity at the hands of a recently suspended Boston Globe journalist, Kevin Cullen; death-qualified juries; forced confessions; the discovery that prosecutors used secret ex parte filings to suppress information about Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s potential involvement in a 2011 triple murder, and more.
Note: Since the Boston Globe has rather rigid paywalls, I am uploading PDFs of referenced articles as well as links for easier scrutiny.
Documents Regarding Boston Globe Journalist Kevin Cullen
The Boston Globe, “Globe, After Extensive Review, Suspends Columnist” Link | PDF
Independent Review by Kathleen Carroll and Tom Fiedler
Referenced Globe Articles by Kevin Cullen Regarding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
April 19, 2013 “It Doesn’t Matter Why They Hate Us, They Just Do” Link | PDF
April 20, 2013 “Nothing Tough About This Boxer’s Character” Link | PDF
April 23, 2013 “Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Admits to Setting Bombs with Brother, Source Says” Link | PDF
January 4, 2015 “Fair Trial is More Than Possible For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev” Link | PDF
Blog Post About the “Force” vs. “Residual” Clause in Johnson II Supreme Court Ruling
What’s In an Appeal? The Process in the Tsarnaev Case So Far
Blog Posts Raising the Possibility of Prosecutorial Misconduct
Who Killed Sean Collier? Part Two: The Gun
Who Killed Sean Collier? Part Two: The Gun – Continued
Episode music: “The Complex” by Kevin MacLeod