Appeals Court To Hold Hearing On Tsarnaev's Latest Bid To Move TrialThe 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled the hearing for Feb. 19.
Patrick's Picks Hines For SJC, Would Be First Black Woman To ServeGov. Deval Patrick has nominated state appeals court judge Geraldine Hines to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state's highest court.
Federal Appeals Court Hears Sex Change Case For Transgender KillerMassachusetts 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.
Prosecutors Argue To Keep Judge On Bulger CaseFederal 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.