Christie wins a round in scandal-related case
A New Jersey judge on Thursday ordered a new hearing on a criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, ruling that a lower court wrongly found probable cause for the case to proceed.
State Superior Court Judge Bonnie Mizdol reversed the municipal court finding of probable cause and sent the case back to the lower court for a new hearing on the issue.
But in her ruling, Mizdol also refused a request from Christie’s attorneys to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint entirely.