Whitey Bulger's Lawyers Want Judge Removed

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    Defense attorneys say judge in murder case was prosecutor in 80's, when Bulger was an FBI informant (Published Friday, Jan. 17, 2014)

    (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.