U.S. court hears arguments on releasing names of unindicted Bridgegate co-conspirators

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George Washington Bridge (Richard Drew/AP Photo

George Washington Bridge (Richard Drew/AP Photo

A federal appeals court has heard arguments as it decides whether to release a list of unindicted co-conspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.

The three-judge panel in Philadelphia on Monday grilled attorneys on both sides in the case brought by a group of media organizations.

The case hinges on whether the list is considered part of supporting materials to an indictment against two former allies of Gov. Chris Christie or whether it’s protected correspondence between the government and defense attorneys.

WNYC’s Matt Katz gives NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller an update on Monday’s legal proceedings as the Bridgegate case moves toward a September trial.

 

 

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