The attorneys for alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have filed another change of venue motion. According to defense counsel,
[t]he nature and extent of the impact of the Marathon bombings and related events and the pretrial publicity engendered by those events require a change of venue if Mr. Tsarnaev is to receive the fair trial by a panel of impartial, indifferent jurors guaranteed by the United States Constitution.
A similar request was denied in October. In addition to the change of venue motion, Tsarnaev's attorneys have requested that their allotment of peremptory challenges be increased from 20 to 30. Tsarnaev's trial is scheduled to start in January.