Supreme Court could use ‘Bridgegate’ case to limit attempts to prosecute corruption

(CNN)Six years ago, senior officials in former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration decided to retaliate against a Christie political rival by shutting down lanes on the George Washington Bridge and creating a traffic nightmare in the rival’s town. And thus, the Bridgegate scandal was born. This is the legal question the Supreme Court is now considering as two Bridgegate defendants, Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni, look to overturn their 2016 criminal convictions for wire fraud: Does their conduct properly fall within the parameters of the federal statute? Sign up…

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