The Supreme Court has overturned the convictions of two people involved in New Jersey’s ‘Bridgegate’ scandal.

In a unanimous decision, the court said that the government overreached in prosecuting Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni for their roles in creating a massive traffic jam designed to punish a New Jersey mayor who refused to endorse the re-election of Republican Governor Chris Christie.

Ms Kelly and Mr Baroni were convicted of fraud and conspiracy for scheming in 2013 to create gridlock in Fort Lee, New Jersey, by changing the traffic flow onto the George Washington Bridge to New York City.

Fort Lee’s mayor, a Democrat, had declined to endorse Mr Christie.

More follows…