US Supreme Court to weigh 'Bridgegate' appeal June 13

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NEWARK -

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. This means the high court could decide as early as the following week.

Kelly and Baroni are appealing their convictions for realigning lanes leading up to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee. Prosecutors say they did this in order to create gridlock to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich who didn't endorse then-Republican Gov. Chris Christie.

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Christie denied having any knowledge about or part in the plan. He 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, the agency 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.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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