May 19, 2015 – Professor Adam Winkler commented on the Boston bombing trial jury decision to give a death penalty sentence in a Business Insider article.
"The jury was ... 'rigged' in favor of the death penalty. In death penalty cases, lawyers are allowed to dismiss any juror who is opposed to the death penalty," UCLA law professor Adam Winkler told Business Insider in an email message.
"Tsarnaev's death penalty sentence should come as no surprise," Winkler said. "Few crimes are more detestable than terrorism, which intentionally murders innocent civilians to make a political statement."
However, Winkler said, "A true representative jury in Massachusetts might well have imposed a different sentence."
Read the article.