Dennis Kearney was quoted in an article, "GWB Scandal Figures Challenge Statute's Reach In 3rd Circ.," published by Law360. As noted in the article, Bridget Anne Kelly and William E. Baroni, Jr., two past associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, will call on the Third Circuit during oral arguments to overturn their convictions in the alleged scheme to reduce local access lanes to the George Washington Bridge as an act of political revenge. The defendants are turning to 18 U.S.C. 666 and related statutes, challenging a government theory that they claim improperly turns "routine political decisionmaking" into criminal conduct.
According to the article, while the majority of Section 666 is geared toward bribery and theft, the statute includes "three troublesome words" for Kelly and Baroni, Kearney told Law360: "intentionally misapplies property." The alleged revenge plot seems to fit that language, he said. "Now the argument is, 'Well, even though we hijacked Port Authority property...it's not a crime to intentionally misapply it,'" said Kearney. "I wouldn't mortgage my house on the Third Circuit buying it." The purported scheme appears to be such a misapplication because the defendants were "not doing it for Port Authority business and they didn't follow what would have been the typical procedures to do it," he continued. "If this wasn't a misapplication, what the heck was it?" asked Kearney, later adding, "No matter how narrowly you read it, these guys are in trouble."
Steven Cash authored an article, "Why Immediate Public Release of Mueller Report Would Be Bad for National Security, Politics," published by The Hill.
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Dan Wenner and Stan Twardy authored an article, "Forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment," published in the January/February issue of GPSolo Magazine, a publication of the American Bar Association.
Steven Cash authored an analysis article, "What to Do When a Client Receives a Subpoena From Congress," published by the New York Law Journal.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an analysis article, "Mueller Report Puts Question To Congress: What Next?, " published by Law360.
Stan Twardy was interviewed on News 12 Connecticut regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's report on his inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an article, "Mueller Report Pulls Back Curtain on Russian Contacts with Connecticut's Paul Manafort, Hope Hicks, " published by the Hartford Courant.
Stan Twardy was quoted in an article, "Mueller Report Says Trump Team Did Not Collude, but Was Eager for Kremlin's Help, " published by The Connecticut Mirror.
Steven Cash, a former Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan, former Chief Counsel to Senator Dianne Feinstein, and a former Intelligence Officer with the Central Intelligence Agency, was interviewed live on MSNBC by anchor Craig Melvin.