A look at the judge in James 'Whitey' Bulger's trial
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Boston’s trial of the century is underway.
Tuesday was the start of jury selection for the trial of reputed mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger -- the beginning of a long and winding judicial road which is expected to last at least four months.
Here’s a look at the judge in courtroom 11:
This is Judge Denise Casper's first major case.
“She’s a good lawyer. She was a prosecutor for years. She’s been at administrative positions for years. I don’t see her making any kind of colossal mistake,” said 7News Legal Analyst Thomas Hoopes.
Here’s a look at her resume:
-- Nominated by President Barack Obama on April 28, 2010
-- Served as Deputy District Attorney for Middlesex County
-- Served as Assistant United States Attorney
-- Was a professor at Boston University School of Law
How will she handle the pressure and media spotlight?
“I don’t see either side being unhappy with her in the slightest way. I think she’ll move everything along, be fair to both sides,” said Hoopes.