5:36 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Weighing Capital Punishment For Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

This courtroom sketch depicts Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during arraignment in federal court Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Boston.
Credit (AP Photo/Margaret Small)

The case against Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has forced some capital punishment opponents to stop and think.  Among them, US Attorney General Eric Holder, who today authorized prosecutors to seek the death penalty, despite the fact that he, like many Massachusetts residents, personally opposes it.  


  • Jeremy Sternberg is a partner at Holland & Knight and a former federal prosecutor.