You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


Whitey Bulger’s lawyers oppose criminal background checks of jurors

Attorneys for James “Whitey” Bulger today said they do not want federal prosecutors conducting criminal history checks on prospective jurors in Bulger’s upcoming racketeering and murder trial in US District Court in Boston.

In court papers filed today, attorneys J.W. Carney Jr. and Henry Brennan said the request made Thursday by US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s office is a waste of court resources. Moreover, they wrote, the existence of a criminal record, by itself, should not be a bar to jury service.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week