Christie Allies’ Lawyers Say Jury Direction Sabotages Case

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  • Panel wanted to know if motive matters in conspiracy case
  • Kelly, Baroni accused of closing lanes as political payback

Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, arrives at court on Sept. 19, 2016, in Newark, New Jersey.

Lawyers for two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said a judge’s response to jurors sets up a guilty verdict by discarding any consideration of motive in deciding whether they illegally closed access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

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