Politics To Complicate Jury Picks In GWB Lane-Closure Case

Law360, New York (September 7, 2016, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Jury selection in the trial over the George Washington Bridge scandal could be a thorny, lengthy process complicated by the high-profile and unique allegations of hardball politics, creating hurdles for both sides in trying to seat jurors who will be open to controverting narratives of the lane closures, experts say.

The pool of candidates who will report to U.S. District Judge Susan G. Wigenton in Newark on Thursday are likely be scrutinized on their attitudes toward state government and what they have learned from news reports about William E. Baroni Jr. and Bridget Anne Kelly, two former appointees of Gov. Chris...

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