Bridgegate Subpoenas Could Hit 5th Amendment Traffic Jam

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 7:38 PM EST) -- Associates of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who have rebuffed legislative subpoenas for Bridgegate documents based on the Fifth Amendment have a strong argument, experts say, given case law finding that producing such records can sometimes represent potentially incriminating testimony.

A pivotal issue in suits that the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation filed Wednesday to enforce subpoenas against Bill Stepien, Christie's one-time campaign manager, and Bridget Anne Kelly, the governor’s former deputy chief of staff, is whether they can refuse to comply by asserting...
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