Court Reinstates Bridgegate Records Suit Against Christie Administration


A state court on Thursday revived a public records fight against Gov. Chris Christie, finding members of his administration could be on the hook for civil penalties for withholding e-mails about the Bridgegate scandal from the media.

The three-judge appeals panel reinstated two lawsuits brought by North Jersey Media Group, which publishes The Record newspaper, alleging the Governor’s Office engaged in a pattern and practice of hiding public documents in violation of state records law.


Under state law, a government worker who “knowingly and willfully” blocks access to public records faces fines starting at $1,000 for the first violation. Read more at




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