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|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts|
|Preceded by:||Patti Saris|
|Home State:||Boston, MA|
|Undergraduate:||Regis College (1967)|
|Law School:||Suffolk Law School (1976)|
Marianne B. Bowler is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She has served in this position since May 7, 1990 and she is a former Chief Magistrate.
Early life and education
Judge Bowler was born in 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts. She received her A.B. degree from Regis College in 1967 and her J.D. degree from Suffolk Law School in 1976. In 1994, Bowler was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Suffolk University.
District of Massachusetts
Bowler is a federal magistrate judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She has served in this position since May 7, 1990 and she is a former Chief Magistrate.
Awards and associations
- Member, Visiting Committee, Museum School for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
- Chairperson, Board of Trustees, New England Baptist Hospital.
Boston bombing suspect hearing (2013)
*United States v. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev No. 13-MJ-02016
On April 22, 2013, Judge Bowler presided over the initial appearance of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev while he was hospitalized. He was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction and malicious destruction of property for a bombing which caused the death of three civilians and injuries to over 200 more. Though early reports indicated Tsarnaev was unable to speak due to injuries sustained during the manhunt that lead to his capture, later reports have confirmed that he was actually able to reveal details of the attack to investigators. Several Republican lawmakers have publicly criticized Judge Bowler's actions during the appearance, as reports also indicate that Tsarnaev stopped talking upon Bowler entering the room and advising him of his right to remain silent. They allege she prevented the collection of valuable intelligence. Bowler's spokesman has declined to comment, though a Boston U.S. Attorney's Office representative has said there was nothing unusual about the judge's actions.
Dzokhar Tsarnaev was indicted on June 27, 2013. Judge Bowler will no longer play a significant role in the case, as any trial would be conducted by a U.S. district court judge.
Judge Bowler is also presiding over the court appearances of Tsarnaev's friend, Robel Phillipos, accused of lying to investigators. On May 6, 2013, she ordered his release on $100,000 bond, and on the conditions that he will remain in his mother's home and wear an electronic monitoring bracelet. The federal prosecutors had previously requested he remain detained until his trial, based on the assertion he is a flight risk, but changed their position after meeting and reaching an agreement with his lawyers.
Judge Bowler will preside over Phillipos' probable cause hearing on July 12, 2013.
To read the full transcript of Tsarnaev's hearing, see: Scribd., Transcript of Dzhokhar Tsarvaev's bedside hearing.
- United States District Court for the District of Maine
- United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Official biography of Marianne Bowler
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bloomberg Business Week, Executive Profile: Marianne B. Bowler
- ↑ Chicago Tribune, "Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged," April 22, 2013
- ↑ 
- ↑ Courthouse News Service, "Tsarnaev indicted," June 27, 2013
- ↑ News Day, "Robel Phillipos after release in Boston bombings: 'This is crazy'," May 7, 2013
- ↑ The Boston Globe, "Judge orders Cambridge man released on bail," May 6, 2013
- ↑ My Fox Boston, "Hearing for bomb suspect's friend delayed," May 29, 2013
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