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The Marathon Bomber: What's Holding Holder Up?

Attorney General Eric Hamlet Holder is apparently having a hard time deciding whether to seek the death penalty for the accused Boston Marathon bomber.  Pete Williams has this story for NBC.  He now says he will decide by the end of the month.  The answer, of course, is obvious:

"If you don't use it in this kind of case, where someone puts down bombs down in crowds, then in what kind of case do you use it?" asked Aitan Goelman, a former Justice Department lawyer who helped prosecute Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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Michael Sullivan, a former U.S. Attorney in Boston, agrees. "A jury should have the opportunity to consider death. This is a horrific terrorist act that occurred on our soil."

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