A federal appeals court has ordered Boston federal Judge Richard Stearns removed from mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's trial. The court found that "a reasonable person" could question Stearns' impartiality in light of his leadership role at the Boston U.S. Attorney's Office during the time when Bulger claims he was granted immunity.
Appeals court removes trial judge from Boston mobster's case
The National Law Journal
March 14, 2013
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