NJ Lawmakers Form Bridgegate Panel Amid GOP Protests

Law360, New York (January 27, 2014, 9:20 PM EST) -- New Jersey lawmakers on Monday formally created a joint committee to probe last September's closure of access lanes to the George Washington Bridge, while Republicans questioned the panel's partisan balance, members' ability to review subpoenaed documents and the potentially broad scope of the investigation.

The Assembly and Senate each voted unanimously to create the Legislative Select Committee on Investigation to continue digging into the closures that created a traffic nightmare in Fort Lee, N.J., but the bicameral panel's composition of eight Democrats and four Republicans remains...
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