Stearns, Richard G.
Born 1944 in Los Angeles, CA
Federal Judicial ServiceJudge, U. S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Nominated by William J. Clinton on October 27, 1993, to a seat vacated by John Joseph McNaught; Confirmed by the Senate on November 20, 1993, and received commission on November 24, 1993.
EducationStanford University, B.A., 1968
Oxford University, Balliol College, M.Litt (Political Philosophy), 1971
Harvard Law School, J.D., 1976
Courtroom Number21, 7th Floor
Courtroom TechnologyContact the courtroom clerk regarding use of this equipment.
The courtroom is equipped with two 50" plasma display carts. One is for the jury, and the other near the witness box in the well for viewing by the rest of the courtroom. There is a DVD/VCR player connected to one of the plasma carts for video playback. In addition, there is a document camera in each courtroom that can connect to the same monitor for displaying physical evidence. If the evidence is electronic, the computer can either be chained into the system through the document camera or connected directly by removing the document camera. Portable video conferencing equipment can be brought in upon request for remote appearances.
Internet access is available upon request and with the consent of the presiding Judge. Click here for more information.
Chambers Procedures/Standing Orders/Sample Orders
Order Setting Civil Case for Jury Trial