The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals scheduled the hearing for Feb. 19.
On Wednesday, Judge George O’Toole Jr. will resume questioning prospective jurors individually.
The first potential jurors were excused from serving in the Aaron Hernandez murder trial Friday.
The judge overseeing the murder trial of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez spent Thursday working to narrow the pool of more than 1,000 potential jurors.
Jury selection will begin Monday in the case of suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The federal judge presiding over the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev says he won’t delay jury selection.
Azamat Tazhayakov is accused of removing items from Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s dorm room at UMass-Dartmouth several days after last year’s attack.
A lawyer for reputed Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger had a heated exchange with a federal prosecutor over allegations by a state trooper who claims he was thwarted when he tried to investigate a key prosecution witness.
Here are some of the more remarkable tweets from Monday’s jury selection, including excuses potential jurors gave as to why they could not serve on the jury.
Opening statements in the Whitey Bulger trial are now expected to begin Wednesday, two days later than originally planned.