Court opens hearing to consider release of conspirator list

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Posted: May 20, 2016 6:09 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that a June hearing to consider releasing a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal will be public along with legal briefs previously sealed.

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that June 6 oral arguments between an unidentified person and media organizations, including The Associated Press, will now be open to the public, along with briefs that have been filed in the case.

Friday's ruling did not result in the release of a list of names, but the court ruled briefs should be unsealed on Monday.

Two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie face charges in the scandal. A third has pleaded guilty. Christie hasn't been charged and denies wrongdoing.