Appeals court denies Tsarnaev attempt to change trial venue
BostInno - 03/02/2015
On Tuesday, March 3, a hearing will take place for both sides to exercise peremptory challenges, which allows them to dismiss certain potential jury members for reasons that need not be explained. This will whittle the jury pool down to the applicable 12 bench members and 6 alternates.
Tsarnaev’s defense team threw up a proverbial Hail Mary by pursuing the mandamus, a move seldom granted according to Northeastern School of Law Professor Daniel Medwed.
They continue to contend that jury selection and voir dire have proven an extreme bias on the part of potential jurors and that an unfair an impartial trial could take place if the trial were to take place in Boston.