The United States Law Week

Bridgegate Convictions Questioned By Supreme Court Justices (2)

Jan. 14, 2020, 9:18 PM

U.S. Supreme Court justices voiced skepticism about the convictions of two allies of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for their roles in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.

Hearing arguments in Washington on Tuesday, the high court questioned whether Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni committed criminal fraud under federal law, even if they lied about the reason they closed the lanes.

The convictions stem from the 2013 “Bridgegate” scheme, which created crippling traffic jams to punish the Democratic mayor of Fort Lee, New Jersey, for failing to endorse the re-election bid of Christie, a Republican, that year.


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