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Bulger lawyers still seeking more time

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Lawyers for James “Whitey” Bulger continue to say they will not be able to completely review the discovery material — some 300,000 pages — before his case is scheduled to go to trial in March, according to court filings. Attorneys are scheduled to report on their efforts to review the discovery material during a status conference Monday afternoon in US District Court in Boston. The defense says it will take the team until May to review all of the discovery documents. Bulger’s attorneys challenge the number of redactions made to about 2,200 pages of police reports, the filings said. The defense also disputes the breadth of an order restricting them from sharing information contained in nearly 250,000 pages of discovery material with anyone other than witnesses and people mentioned in the documents, according to court filings. After more than 16 years on the run, Bulger was arrested in June 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif. He is charged with participating in 19 murders.

Matt Rocheleau can be reached at matthew.rocheleau@globe.com.
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