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BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

BOSTON — A legal principle that erased former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction after he killed himself in prison is outdated, unfair and should not stand, a Massachusetts prosecutor told the state’s highest court Thursday. It doesn’t make sense the former New England Patriots tight end is now innocent in the eyes … Continue reading BOSTON | Court urged to end rule that erased Hernandez’s conviction

BOSTON | Bulger prison switch a ‘death sentence,’ union boss says

BOSTON— Sending Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger to a troubled federal penitentiary that housed other New England mobsters was like giving him a “death sentence,” a prison workers’ union official said Friday. Bulger, who ran the largely Irish mob in Boston in the 1970’s and ’80’s and ratted on the New England Mafia, was … Continue reading BOSTON | Bulger prison switch a ‘death sentence,’ union boss says

BOSTON | Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md.

BOSTON — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has repeatedly said that he was legally allowed to consume beer as a prep school senior in Maryland. In fact, he was never legal in high school because the state’s drinking age increased to 21 at the end of his junior year, while he was still 17. Kavanaugh’s … Continue reading BOSTON | Kavanaugh wrongly claims he could drink legally in Md.

BOSTON | When was the party? Kavanaugh’s 1982 summer comes into focus

BOSTON— Testimony by the woman who claims Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were teenagers, Kavanaugh’s calendars and a memoir by his close friend combine to narrow the timeframe of when such an attack would have occurred in the summer of 1982. Christine Blasey Ford has said she cannot recall the date … Continue reading BOSTON | When was the party? Kavanaugh’s 1982 summer comes into focus