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Judge could rule on Christie bridge lane-closing complaint

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) – A judge could soon decide whether a special prosecutor should be appointed in a criminal misconduct complaint against Republican Gov. Chris Christie over the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.

Superior Court Judge Bonnie Mizdol said she’d rule by the end of the week after hearing arguments on Wednesday from former Teaneck firefighter and Wayne resident William Brennan. Brennan filed the complaint alleging the Republican failed to order subordinates to reopen the bridge access lanes from Fort Lee in September 2013.

Brennan argued the governor should be held “to the same standards as everyone else.”

Christie’s attorney Craig Carpenito accused Brennan of grandstanding and said Brennan’s claims that assistant county prosecutors couldn’t be fair “insults the process.”

Christie denies any wrongdoing and has not been charged.

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