Skip to comments.Supreme Court to Hear ‘Bridgegate’ and School Choice Cases
Posted on 01/14/2020 8:09:58 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The Supreme Court returned Monday for oral arguments after a lengthy holiday break. During the courts January sitting, the justices will hear arguments in eight cases, including ones dealing with school choice and the Bridgegate scandal.
The justices already have heard arguments in cases involving the Second Amendment, Obamacare, and whether federal law covers claims of discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
Later in the term, the court will take up cases involving the presidents ability to fire the head of an independent agency, regulation of abortion providers, and the dispute over a subpoena for President Donald Trumps financial records.
Here are two key cases coming up in January.
Kelly v. United States
The first case, Kelly v. United States, is set for oral argument Tuesday.
In September 2013, the George Washington Bridgecalled the busiest bridge in the world, connecting Fort Lee, New Jersey, and Manhattanfaced major traffic delays.
In a scandal later known as Bridgegate, a four-day traffic jam turned out to be a plan concocted by aides to then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to punish Fort Lees mayor for refusing to endorse Christies reelection bid.
Pursuant to a deal struck by the state and city decades ago, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey designated three of the 12 inbound lanes as special access lanes for traffic coming from Fort Lee into Manhattan during the morning rush hour.
Beginning Sept. 9, 2013, the first day of the new school year, Port Authority police reduced the special access lanes to one. The resulting traffic jam created gridlock throughout Fort Lee for the next three days. Pleas from the mayor to the Port Authority went unanswered.
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But will Ruth be there?
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