New Judge In Bulger Case Schedules First HearingThe new judge assigned to preside at the trial of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has scheduled a status conference in the case for next week.
Federal Appeals Court Removes Judge From Whitey Bulger TrialA federal appeals court has agreed to a defense request to remove the judge who was set to preside over the trial of accused gangster James "Whitey" Bulger.
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.
Whitey Bulger's Lawyer Wants Judge To Recuse Himself From CaseWhitey Bulger's lawyer says Judge Stearns should recuse himself because "a person can not be both judge and witness."