April 29, 2013

What's Next for the Boston Bombing Suspect?

The capture of Dzhokar Tsarnaev has opened a few legal questions about what is to be done. Some senators including Judiciary Committee member Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have called for the suspect to be treated as an enemy combatant. An article in Politico analyzes five important legal questions from the case.
1) Why does the Miranda issue matter?
2) How does the public safety exception work?
3) Will prosecutors seek the death penalty - and will Tsarnaev get it?
4) What kind of court will Tsarnaev be tried in and how soon will he get there?
5) The FBI says Tsarnaev is a naturalized citizen - what difference will that make?