Whitey Bulger's lawyers want judge removed

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January 8, 2013, 6:37 am
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(NECN) - Attorneys for James "Whitey" Bulger planned to argue for the removal of the judge assigned to Bulger's murder trial.

Bulger's attorneys say U.S. District Judge Richard Stearns has a conflict of interest because he was a federal prosecutor in the 1980s, when Bulger was an FBI informant.

Tuesday's hearing was set before the first U.S. circuit court of appeals.

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