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James “Whitey” Bulger trial to begin with daunting task of jury selections

Even getting James “Whitey” Bulger  to the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston can be a production.
Even getting James “Whitey” Bulger to the Moakley Courthouse in South Boston can be a production.2011 globe staff file

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The trial of James “Whitey” Bulger is set to begin June 4 with the daunting task of selecting 18 jurors out of a pool of 675 – an extraordinary large pool to start with, which speaks to the challenges lawyers and the judge will face in finding a suitable panel.

It is likely that all of those called in will have heard the name Bulger before, if they did not know him or his cohorts – or his alleged victims—directly.

“The question is, ‘based on what you know, do you feel you can be fair’,” said Dan Medwed, a law professor at Northeastern University. “Almost everyone in Boston is going to know about it. The goal is to find anyone who is impartial.”

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