Judge: Bridge case complaint against ...

Judge: Bridge case complaint against Christie can proceed

A New Jersey judge ruled for the second time that a criminal complaint against Gov. Chris Christie can go forward, saying Thursday evidence establishes the Republican had reason to believe lane closings at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 were more than just a routine traffic study and failed to take action to stop it. Applause erupted in Municipal Court Judge Roy McGeady's courtroom when he said there was probable cause to charge Christie with official misconduct for failing to act to stop the lane closures and subsequent gridlock, part of an alleged political retribution scheme against a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse Christie.

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