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Kevin Cullen

Judging the judge in the Whitey Bulger case

Dean Hatch says he won’t hold his breath waiting for the First Circuit Court of Appeals to force US District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns to recuse himself from presiding over Whitey Bulger’s trial.

“The judges up there know each other,” Hatch said, sitting in his house in Western Massachusetts. “They’re friends. They don’t like to embarrass each other.”

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