Court filings illuminate both sides' fears in bridge case

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Posted: Aug 26, 2016 4:27 PM

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The latest federal court filings in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case shed light on what each side is worried about, and how wide the alleged political revenge plot in New Jersey may have spread.

Attorneys filed more briefs this week outlining evidence they want to introduce — and keep out — at next month's trial of a former aide and a former top appointee of Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni are charged with conspiring to create traffic jams near the bridge to punish a Democratic mayor for not endorsing Christie in 2013.

Government attorneys don't want the defense to introduce evidence that others may have led the conspiracy.

Defense attorneys want the judge to bar testimony about the defendants' dealing with another New Jersey mayor.