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New Jersey Governor will appear in court to face misconduct charges



A New Jersey judge ruled for the second time that a criminal complaint against Gov. Chris Christie can go forward. Municipal Court Judge Roy McGeady said the Republican governor knew lane closings at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 that led to the federal convictions of two former aides were more than just a routine traffic study. Applause erupted in the courtroom when he announced there was probable cause to charge Christie with official misconduct for failing to act to stop the lane closures and subsequent gridlock. There is 'probable cause to believe the governor knew this was more than just an ordinary and productive traffic study and the consequences were upsetting to the mayor of Fort Lee,' McGeady said. The judge set a March 10 date for Christie to answer the criminal summons, though it's unclear if he will have to appear in person.

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