U.S. Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Elena Kagan got into a testy exchange on Wednesday when debating whether to hear an appeal on the case involving the Boston Bomber.
Kavanaugh, a conservative, clashed with Kagan, a liberal, when considering whether an appeals court was justified in overturning Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence.
“Tsarnaev was sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 bombings, which he carried out along with his brother Tamerlan, who died while attempting to flee the police shortly after the attack. The district court’s 2015 death sentence was overturned by an appeals court over alleged improper handling of the jury’s media consumption and the court’s exclusion of allegedly mitigating evidence during the sentencing phase,” Fox News reported.
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