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‘Bridgegate’ at High Court Examines Line Between Politics, Crime

Jan. 14, 2020, 12:28 PM

The U.S. Supreme Court today tackles the issue of whether the federal prosecution stemming from the “Bridgegate” scandal, which caused crippling traffic as payback from then-N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s office to a local mayor, was a federal crime or just unseemly politics.

Stretching Laws: The case of ex-Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly and ex-Port Authority official Bill Baroni could be the latest in a string of wins for corruption convicts, and the latest rebuke to federal prosecutors for stretching the nation’s criminal laws to fit generally bad behavior.

Ruling Challenged: Challenging the Third Circuit’s ruling that upheld their...

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