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3rd Circ. Nixes Civil Rights Claim In GWB Closures Case

Law360 (November 27, 2018, 1:23 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday issued a precedential decision upholding the bulk of a criminal case alleging two appointees of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie intentionally orchestrated a traffic jam as an act of political revenge, but freed them from the government's civil rights claim that they denied the public the right to travel freely across the George Washington Bridge.

The three-judge panel's decision hands a partial victory to onetime Christie aide Bridget Ann Kelly and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive William E. Baroni Jr., who were each sentenced to prison following their November 2016...

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