Media asked to respond over bridge scandal list

A federal judge in New Jersey has delayed the release of a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.

The judge had ordered the government to release the list by noon Friday in response to a motion filed by The Associated Press and other media organizations. But before the deadline hour approached, she moved the deadline to Tuesday as she considers a motion filed late Thursday by someone on the list who wants it kept private.

The motion said the man will be “publicly branded a felon without due process of law, causing him immediate and irreparable reputational harm.”

Two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie, including his former deputy chief of staff, face criminal charges for allegedly creating traffic jams at the bridge for political revenge against a local Democratic mayor.

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