Bridgegate To Reach High Court In McDonnell's Shadow

By Bill Wichert (January 13, 2020, 7:33 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will explore the line where political mischief turns criminal in the wake of its landmark McDonnell decision, with justices examining whether prosecutors in the so-called Bridgegate case overreached in applying federal statutes to a scheme to realign lanes on the George Washington Bridge.

At oral arguments on the convictions of one-time gubernatorial aide Bridget Anne Kelly and former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive William E. Baroni Jr., the high court will be looking at such an expansive use of federal law, similar to what the justices did in their unanimous decision...

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