NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court has set a date for when it will consider whether to take up the appeal of convicted "Bridgegate" defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni.
A conference was set for June 13. That means the high court could decide as early as the following week.
Kelly and Baroni are appealing their convictions for realigning lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 to create gridlock to punish a mayor who didn't endorse then-Republican Gov. Chris Christie. Christie wasn't charged.
Kelly was Christie's deputy chief of staff and Baroni one of his top appointees to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the bridge.
They argue that they can't be prosecuted for hiding their political intent, because the actions they took were otherwise lawful.