Boston Bombing Suspect to Be Tried as Civilian Over Strident Objections

The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, will not be tried as an enemy combatant, the White House said today, rejecting calls from some lawmakers to do so. "He will not be treated as an enemy combatant. We will prosecute this terrorist through our civilian system of justice," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters today. "Under U.S. law, United States citizens cannot be tried in military commissions. And it is important to remember that since...Full Story
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