“O’Toole said Tsarnaev’s defense team failed to present any specifics about what they hoped to gain from the government’s records.” They’re tying up the Infidel’s resources with pointless requests in the course of trying a case in which the jihadist defendant is clearly guilty.
“Judge denies information to alleged Boston marathon bomber,” by Josh Gerstein for Politico, November 27 (thanks to Kenneth):
A federal judge has denied a request from lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing defendant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for broad access to the prosecution’s files in the case.
In an order Wednesday, U.S. District Judge George O’Toole said Tsarnaev was entitled to relevant information in the possession of the government, including information that would relate to his eligibility for the death penalty in the case.
However, O’Toole said Tsarnaev’s defense team failed to present any specifics about what they hoped to gain from the government’s records.
Tsarnaev “essentially seeks access to the government’s information haystack because he is confident there are useful evidentiary needles to be found there. That is simply not enough to trigger a disclosure obligation…” O’Toole wrote in his nine-page order (posted here).
O’Toole did order prosecutors to turn over any recordings of calls Tsarnaev has made while in custody. He is also entitled under other legal precedents to information in the possession of the government that tends to undermine the notion of his guilt or other evidence in the prosecution’s case, the judge noted….