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Appeals Court

Michelle Kosilek

Federal Appeals Court Hears Sex Change Case For Transgender Killer

Massachusetts prison officials asked a federal appeals court to overturn a ruling granting a taxpayer-funded sex change for a transgender inmate serving a life sentence for murder.

04/02/2013

James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Prosecutors Argue To Keep Judge On Bulger Case

Federal prosecutors say there’s no proof the judge overseeing gangster James “Whitey” Bulger’s trial is biased. Bulger’s attorneys say U.S. District Court Judge Richard Stearns has a conflict of interest because he was a federal prosecutor in the 1980s, when Bulger was an FBI informant. They say Stearns would have known about an agreement for immunity from his crimes that Bulger says he had with the FBI.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–12/29/2012

Christian Gerhartsreiter, aka Clark Rockefeller, booking photo from 2008 (credit: Boston Police via Getty Images)

Appeals Court Upholds ‘Clark Rockefeller’ Kidnapping, Assault Convictions

The Massachusetts appeals court has upheld the kidnapping and assault convictions of the German man who used the name Clark Rockefeller.

09/28/2012