Judge Invokes ‘Skilling’ in Refusing to Move Bomb Trial
A Boston federal judge denied the bid from accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to move his trial out of Massachusetts. The judge said it was doubtful that jurors could be selected from anywhere in the country without knowledge of the marathon bombings, and the Constitution does not oblige jurors to be.
Partner Jeremy Sternberg said venue changes are rare, and the judge's analysis makes sense. “The reasoning made perfect sense both in terms of the geography and the size of the city and that enough time had passed for the de-escalation [of the media coverage]," he said.