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‘Whitey’ Bulger’s trial postponed for second time

The long-awaited trial of James “Whitey” Bulger has been postponed again, until June 2013, following insistent complaints from his defense team that they need more time to prepare for the high-profile case.

The trial had been scheduled to ­begin in March. But US District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns said in a 13-page ruling Friday that he was balancing the need to promptly bring Bulger to trial with the defendant’s constitutional right to have enough time to prepare.

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