For John, BLUF: The death penalty just wastes taxpayer money. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Every time I think Attorney General Eric Holder can't disappoint me any more than he has already, he tries again and succeeds.
While virgil xenophon, commenting at the Althouse Blog (9:18 AM today) has a point about Mr Dzhokhar Tsarnaev possibly being pardoned by some future President, I really don't wish to see taxpayer money wasted on the appeals involved in a death penalty.
And, I don't wish to let him bask in some supposed martyr complex on death row.  Just let him sit in prison and see if that opens his soul to his crimes.
As a bonus, The Boston Globe gives us some statistics:
- 492 Federal Cases Authorized to Seek Death
- 287 Taken to Trial
- 222 Where Juries chose between life and death
- 74 Sentenced to death
- 3 Executed
Regards — Cliff