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More than three months after the deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon, the court cases stemming from the attack remain cloaked in an unusual degree of secrecy, stirring concern from transparency advocates and First Amendment lawyers.

In the high-profile criminal case against alleged bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, only 27 of 69 numbered court filings or orders are publicly available, with at least 42 entirely missing from the public docket.

Across the four criminal prosecutions related to the bombing, at least 56 legal filings are under wraps, based on gaps in the sequences in the public dockets.
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Excerpt of Rolling Stone Article:

The cover of Rolling Stones Magazine - Issue August 2013.

"I could never quite get his name – Dokar? Jokar?" says Larry Aaronson, a retired Rindge history teacher (Jahar, he says, eventually told him to call him "Joe"). Aaronson, a longtime friend of the late historian Howard Zinn, also lives on Norfolk Street, down the block from the Tsarnaevs’ home. "I asked him once where he was from, and he said Chechnya. And I’m like, ‘Chechnya? Are you shitting me?’" says Aaronson. "I said, ‘My God, how did you cope with all that stress?’ And he said, ‘Larry, that’s how come we came to America, and how lucky that we came ... Read more »
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A Florida medical examiner’s office said Tuesday that the FBI has ordered the office not to release its autopsy report of a Chechen man fatally shot by a Boston FBI agent in May because of the federal agency’s active internal investigation into his death.

The medical examiner’s office said it completed the autopsy report on Ibragim Todashev, a friend of suspected Boston Marathon bomber, on July 8 and that the report was "ready for release.” The agent shot and killed Todashev on May 22 in his Orlando apartment during an interrogation related to the Boston Marathon bombings.

"The FBI has informed this office that the case is still under acti ... Read more »
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After news Rolling Stone would be featuring Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover of their next issue, several businesses, victims, politicians, as well editors of the controversial magazine, released statements expressing their opinions on the cover and featured article.

Below are some of the statements FOX 25 received.

Full Statement from editors at Rolling Stone:

"Our hearts go out to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing, and our thoughts are always with them and their families. The cover story we are publishing this week falls within the traditions of journalism and Rolling Stone's long-standing commitment to serious and thoughtful coverage of the most important political and cultural issues of our day. The fact that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ... Read more »
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