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Bridgegate Ruling Shows Not All Dirty Politics Is A Crime

Law360 (May 7, 2020, 9:44 PM EDT) -- In case prosecutors didn't get the message from previous corruption rulings, the U.S. Supreme Court's Thursday decision unanimously nixing the "Bridgegate" convictions serves as a stark reminder that not every misdeed by a public official amounts to a crime, no matter how unsavory the politics, experts said.

Closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge may have been an abuse of power but "federal fraud law leaves much public corruption to the states (or their electorates) to rectify," the U.S. Supreme Court said. (AP) Following a series of similar opinions, the high court delivered that warning in one voice, upending the fraud convictions...

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