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CASE ENTRY

United States v. Baroni

Remember “Bridgegate”? The Third Circuit does, and it affirms the conviction of two former New Jersey officials for wire fraud, based on emails they sent to jumble the traffic patterns on the George Washington Bridge (thereby defrauding the Port Authority of the use of its toll booths and employee labor). The malefactors were wrongly convicted, however, on additional counts of conspiring to violate commuters’ constitutional right to intrastate travel. The right to intrastate travel is a bit murky, says Third Circuit, so we can’t say the officials violated any “clearly established” constitutional rights.


Tags: 2018, Civil Rights, Third Circuit, Wire Fraud

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