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Boston Bomb Suspect’s Pals May Benefit From Dead Fish Case

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Two close friends of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may escape jail time for hindering the probe into the attack after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a fisherman in a case over an undersized red grouper.

The nation’s top court on Wednesday scaled back a federal law against destroying “tangible objects” that can be used as evidence in criminal cases. The measure shouldn’t have been used against a Florida fisherman for tossing a fish back into the sea to avoid a citation, the justices said in a 5-4 ruling.