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Court Rules That Bridgegate Co-Conspirators May Stay Secret

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.07.2016 | Politics

A federal appeals court said prosecutors in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal known as “Bridgegate,” involving allies of New ...

The Bridgegate Indictment Is Incredibly Damning

The New York Times | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

Bill Baroni, Bridget Anne Kelly and David Wildstein waited for the first day of school....

Judge's Light Sentence for Convicted Rapist Sparks Outrage for the Legal Community

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

The line between what is acceptable and what is not as it pertains to shaming in the legal arena is murky at best. In the interest of not just those in the legal profession, but more importantly victims and the accused, it is time we get some clarity on these issues.

First Subpoenas For Oral Testimony Issued In Christie Bridge Scandal Investigation

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics

The New Jersey legislative committee investigating the George Washington Bridge scandal tied to Gov. Chris Christie (R) has issued four subpoenas for ...

Is Governor Christie Guilty of Slut-Shaming?

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

That question has been asked repeatedly since the legal team hired by Christie released its findings last week.

Bridget Kelly's Attorney Rips 'Venomous' Christie Report

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics

The lawyer for Bridget Anne Kelly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, issued a fierce defense of Kelly in a report on the ...

Five Sure Signs That the 'Christie Report' Is a Defense Document

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

As in all defense documents, the report turned up no evidence of any kind suggesting the slightest wrongdoing on the Governor's part, or even his indifference or negligence in allowing this brouhaha to develop without his being aware of it.

Ashley Alman

Christie Report Finds A Culprit: A Scorned, 'Emotional' Woman | Ashley Alman | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics

A report on Thursday distancing New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from George Washington Bridge lane closures concluded his former deputy chief of staff,...

Christie's Self-Vindication

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Even if federal and state legislative investigators are unable to prove that Christie gave the order for the bridge closures, or had advanced knowledge, he has no chance of becoming the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2016.

The Bridge Scandal and the Fifth Amendment

Laurent Sacharoff | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Laurent Sacharoff

Beyond the immediate politics (and entertainment value), the scandal raises one of the most nettlesome areas of criminal law: when does the Fifth Amendment protect documents?

Can The Fifth Protect Bridgegate Emails?

Joel Cohen | Posted 04.09.2014 | Crime
Joel Cohen

As the eminent legal scholar John Henry Wigmore famously expressed, cross examination is "the greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth." But when it comes to emails or texts, they tend to speak for themselves.

She's Stupid, and She's a Liar

George Mitrovich | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
George Mitrovich

Yes, if Ms. Kelly did indeed, as appears, call for lane closures on the George Washington, she should have been gone from the governor's staff and held accountable, but by the option of resignation, not humiliation.

Former Christie Staffer Takes The Fifth In Bridge Scandal Subpoena

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics

Bridget Anne Kelly, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, refuses to surrender documents subpoenaed by investigators, a lette...

The Teachings of Texas on Political Payback

James Moore | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Chris Christie would never make it as a pol in Texas. He leaves too many fingerprints. Victims are not supposed to know who stuck the knife in them. T...

Trusting Chris Christie

Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Chris Christie could never get elected president because it is simply a bridge too far for him. There was never a way he could outflank conservative Republicans to secure the nomination. They don't trust him, and now it appears he has given most Americans a good reason not to trust him as well.

Stick A Fork In Christie

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Adding fuel to the fire is a new federal investigation announced Monday into allegations that Christie misused Hurricane Sandy relief funds to produce one or more re-election campaign ads. Hear that sound? That's the other shoe dropping.

'Traffic Jam': A Playlist for Chris Christie & The Cast of Bridgegate

David Wild | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
David Wild


Chris Christie, the Republican Party and Political Vendettas

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

The rap on Chris Christie's aides in Bridgegate is that they crossed the line when they put ordinary citizens at risk for the sake of a petty politica...

Bye-Bye Bill Stepien -- Chris Christie's Karl Rove

Stanton Peele | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Stanton Peele

It would seem, Christie figures he'll never talk to Bridget Kelly again. But Kelly is not really the political casualty whose demise New Jersey politicos are most intrigued by.


Prof. Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Prof. Joe Peyronnin

Even if there are no further disclosers implicating the governor, and everything he said Thursday holds up -- and that's a big if -- Governor Christie has a long and difficult road ahead of him.

Chris Christie's Pity Party

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Roger Witherspoon

What was most stunning about The Governor's prayerful pity party was that he spent two hours expressing incredulity and remorse because his staff and political henchmen and women lied to him. He was not chagrined that they lied to the people of New Jersey.

The Jersey Sure: What We Know About BridgeGate

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The worst thing that can happen to a politician is that a scandal breaks that reinforces the existing narrative. In this case, it's really not a surprise that Christie's now battling accusations of bullying.

BridgeGate Over Troubled Water

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Many astute analysts have just been waiting for the Christie shoe to drop. For the myth to be shattered. For the skeletons to come crashing out of the closet.

Amanda Terkel

Emails Show Chris Christie's Top Aide Linked To Traffic Jam Payback Against Democratic Mayor | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) deputy chief of staff was directly involved in a mean-spirited effort to create "traffic problems" ...