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U.S. Supreme Court justices skeptical
about New Jersey 'Bridgegate' convictions

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 1/14/2020 1:46:24 PM

WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical about the criminal prosecution of two associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who are appealing their convictions in the "Bridgegate" scandal involving retribution against a local mayor who refused to endorse Christie. (Snip) Several justices - liberals and conservatives - appeared dissatisfied with the U.S. Justice Department's arguments in favor of the prosecutions of Kelly and Baroni, although they asked tough question of both sides. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2018 upheld the 2016 convictions of Kelly and Baroni for wire fraud and misusing Port Authority resources.

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How much taxpayer money has been squandered on this manufactured scandal?

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Reply 1 - Posted by: seamusm 1/14/2020 2:03:34 PM (No. 288452)
The question is ONLY whether they had the authority to do what they did. WHY they did it is immaterial. It is stupid fantasy to hold political consequences as criminal. But IMHO when the government loses it should be required to pay all the legal costs of the defendant.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2020 2:43:20 PM (No. 288492)
It always looked like a Demonrat hit job against a Republican.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bythegates 1/14/2020 5:34:23 PM (No. 288624)
What these people did is dispicable and I hope criminal. They're lucky that their traffic shenanigans didn't cause any premature deaths by holding up ambulances. But how will we ever know? If this is what Republican bureaucrats do to get back at other politicians, explains where all the Demonrat hoaxes are coming from. Enemies of the people in both parties!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Frenesi1 1/14/2020 5:36:57 PM (No. 288628)
Roberts is not a conservative.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2020 6:33:48 PM (No. 288681)
#4, it seems that Roberts is becoming the new Souter, although not YET gone full lefty.
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