WASHINGTON, D.C. – A long-awaited oral argument was heard on Tuesday morning in the Bridgegate appeals of Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni. The parties submitted legal briefs in fall 2019 and, today, the justices had an opportunity to question attorneys for the state and the appellants directly.
At stake: whether the convictions of two of Bridgegate’s co-conspirators will be thrown out.
An interesting spectator was present for the action:
Supreme Court just heard arguments in Bridgegate.
Chris Christie sat with his wife directly in front of Bridget Anne Kelly.
More than half the justices expressed skepticism about the government’s case.
— Ryan Hutchins (@ryanhutchins) January 14, 2020
“I hope he had a harder time seeing me than I had seeing him.” – Bridget Kelly, who sat directly behind surprise guest Chris Christie at today’s Bridgegate hearing at the Supreme Court pic.twitter.com/FLOnWVjowu
— Matt Katz (@mattkatz00) January 14, 2020