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Bridget Anne Kelly outside Newark federal court in March 2017. Photo by Carmen Natale/ALM Bridget Anne Kelly outside Newark federal court in March 2017. Photo by Carmen Natale/ALM

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of Bridget Anne Kelly, the onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who was convicted for her role in the 2013 Bridgegate conspiracy.

The court on Friday granted Kelly’s petition for certiorari, which she filed earlier this year, contending that prosecutors in her case used, and courts below have accepted, “vague federal criminal law to impose ‘standards of … good government’ on ‘local and state officials.’”

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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