NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The next step in the Bridgegate case comes this week.
As WCBS 880’s John Metaxas reported, Bridget Kelly – a former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie – and Bill Baroni – a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive – are scheduled for a September trial over those now infamous traffic jams in Fort Lee in 2013.
This week, attorneys on both sides are scheduled to submit questions to ask potential jurors in what is called voir dire. It enables attorneys to gauge whether any prospective jurors might have biases.
Finding a juror who has not heard about the case will be hard, but that is not the test for serving on a jury.
But that is not the test for serving on a jury. Attorneys have to find jurors who are unbiased, even if they have heard about the case.
Attorneys will ask jurors questions so as to ascertain that they can be fair.
Kelly and Baroni were indicted last year for allegedly orchestrating traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as political payback against Democratic Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, who didn’t support the Republican governor’s re-election.