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Bulger lawyers’ request is fought

US wants to bar immunity theory

Federal prosecutors have asked US District Court Judge Denise J. Casper to let stand a court decision that would prohibit James “Whitey” Bulger from raising an immunity ­defense at his long-awaited trial in June, saying Bulger’s lawyers have tried to resort to “a game of legal Whac-A-Mole.”

Bulger’s lawyers had asked Casper to vacate the decision made by US District Court Judge Richard G. Stearns, who recused himself from the case out of concern that he would have a conflict of interest in overseeing the trial.

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