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The Supreme Court has agreed to review the Boston Marathon shooting death penalty.



On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to review the lower court’s opinion of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the brothers convicted of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and injured hundreds.

Last July, a federal appeals court ruled that Tsarnaev would spend the rest of his life in prison for “unspeakable atrocities,” but citing judicial issues and a lack of due process.

The appeals court overturned the death penalty by directing a new trial but warned Tsarnaev to spend the rest of his days in prison.

Along with other crimes, a police officer at the Marathon and Massachusetts Institute of Technology was arrested 15 days later in Tsarnaev, where Cristobal Campbell, Martin Richard and Lingzi Lu were killed. He is being held at the federal prison in Florence, Colorado.

The Supreme Court may hear the case later this year.

The Trump administration has called on the Supreme Court to intervene, arguing that the bombs, nails, and metal and glass debris “damaged the forests and parts of the body” caused “horrific injuries that took the streets as a damaged battle zone.”

The government’s petition exposes the events that took place on the day of the attack and overturned the conviction of the Court of Appeals, which is “one of the most important terrorist charges in the history of our country.” Nation “.

Acting Attorney General Jeff Waller urged judges to look into the matter at this time, arguing that “victims, future judges, district courts, government and nations” should not bear the burden of renewing the death penalty.

Although Tsarnaev’s death sentence was reinstated, it is unclear whether he will be executed in protest of the federal death penalty.

White House Press Secretary Jane Psaki told reporters Monday after the Supreme Court’s announcement that Biden’s campaign stance was on the death penalty and “serious” threats.

President Biden made it clear during the election campaign that he was deeply concerned that the current death penalty would be in line with fundamental values ​​of justice and fairness. Explains the horrors of that day and Tsarnaev’s actions, Psaki.

The White House has said no changes would be made to the federal death penalty.

However, despite the Trump administration’s appeal to the Supreme Court, there is no indication that Biden’s Department of Justice is changing its position on the case, said Steve Vladeck, a CNN Supreme Court analyst and CNN professor University of Texas Law School.

Perhaps the legal issue for selecting district court judges in capital cases is that the current Department of Justice judges should explain it to them, even though they do not intend to carry out a clear death sentence, ” Vladeck said.

Tsarnaev was 19 years old when his brother Tamerlan, 26, was on his way to Boston Street shortly after 3 p.m. On April 15, 2013, prosecutors uncovered a plot involving a pressure cooker with gunpowder, nails, and bark.

A bomb blast closed the city and caused days of persecution. While in exile, the brothers killed Colene before robbing a truck. Tamerlan was later killed in an explosion with police, and Dzhokhar was arrested a day later.

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DeSantis: Unemployed Floridians Will Have to Start Looking for Work



Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is set to reinstate a requirement for those receiving unemployment benefits in the state to prove they’re looking for work.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, DeSantis a Republican said those claiming benefits will likely have to start showing proof they looked for work when an executive order waiving a job-search requirement ends on May 29.

Without the waiver, the state required people receiving benefits to reach out to five prospective employers each week, the newspaper said.

“We suspended that (requirement) last year at this time because, quite frankly, there weren’t jobs,” DeSantis said on Wednesday.

“I think now we’re in just a different situation, you have a surplus of jobs, particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire. I mean, you see the signs all over the place. Look, that’s a good problem to have. But we also just want to make sure, like, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing. But making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work, and making sure those incentives align, better.”

And WTSP in Tampa quoted the governor as saying: “Normally when you’re getting unemployment, the whole idea is that it’s temporary and you need to be looking for work in order to be able to get off of unemployment and obviously work because that’s what we want everyone to do. Well, when COVID hit, it was a disaster, so we suspended those job search requirements.

“We absolutely could put more people to work, the demand is there, businesses want to hire more people and I think we’ll be able to go in that direction very soon.”

The Times noted that Florida’s unemployment rate was 4.7% in March compared to 13.8% in April 2020 when the pandemic forced many business to close.

Under President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion rescue package the government is supplementing weekly jobless benefits by $300 a week. The figure is in addition to the average state unemployment payment of about $340.

Larry Kudlow, who served as a top economic adviser under former President Donald Trump, has said that Biden’s economic relief package discourages some people from trying to find work.

During an interview on Fox News, Kudlow maintained a lot of economists on both side of the aisle believe “the more unemployment insurance you poke out, the more unemployment you’re going to have. And, secondly, the longer the unemployment insurance lasts, then the longer unemployment is going to last.”

And Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wants to know what the Labor Department is doing to combat and detect fraud and abuse of enhanced federal unemployment benefits.

He made his request in a Wednesday letter to Larry Turner, acting inspector general for the Labor Department.

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Biden Leaves Word ‘God’ Out of National Day of Prayer



The White House issued a proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, but President Joe Biden left out “God.”

Fox News noted the glaring omission of any reference to God in Biden’s prepared remarks.

The administration of former President Barack Obama mentioned “God” in the proclamation on the National Day of Prayer, Fox News reported.

Biden references Americans’ “many religions and belief systems” and the “power of prayer.”

“Throughout our history, Americans of many religions and belief systems have turned to prayer for strength, hope, and guidance,” Biden’s proclamation began. “Prayer has nourished countless souls and powered moral movements — including essential fights against racial injustice, child labor and infringement on the rights of disabled Americans. Prayer is also a daily practice for many, whether it is to ask for help or strength, or to give thanks over blessings bestowed.”

It was noted by Fox News that Biden used God in his in-person remarks, crediting the vaccine development “by the grace of God.”

Former President Trump mentioned “God” 5 times in 2017, 5 times in 2018, 7 times in 2019, and 11 times in 2020, while Obama referenced God twice in his 2011 proclamation, Fox News reported.

“Let us pray for the police officers, firefighters and other first responders who put themselves in harm’s way every day to protect their fellow citizens,” Obama said in 2011, according to Fox News. “And let us ask God for the sustenance and guidance for all of us to meet the great challenges we face as a Nation.

“I invite all citizens of our Nation, as their own faith or conscience directs them, to join me in giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy, and I ask all people of faith to join me in asking God for guidance, mercy and protection for our Nation,” Obama said.

The National Day of Prayer has traditionally been the first Thursday in May.

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Trump Blasts Facebook, Twitter, Google Actions as ‘Total Disgrace’



Former President Donald Trump fired back at the world’s social media giants Wednesday, after Facebook’s Oversight Board upheld the site’s decision to suspend his account.

Trump said the actions of Facebook, Twitter and Google are a “total disgrace” and the tech companies should pay a political price.

“What Facebook, Twitter, and Google have done is a total disgrace and an embarrassment to our Country,” Trump said in a statement accusing the companies of violating his free speech rights.

“Free Speech has been taken away from the President of the United States because the Radical Left Lunatics are afraid of the truth, but the truth will come out anyway, bigger and stronger than ever before. The People of our Country will not stand for it!

“These corrupt social media companies must pay a political price, and must never again be allowed to destroy and decimate our Electoral Process.”

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