The U.S. Supreme Court docket has rejected the bid by prosecutors in Pennsylvania to reinstate Invoice Cosby’s prison conviction for sexual assault.
In an order issued Monday, the courtroom stated that it had declined to listen to the case filed by prosecutors final November.
The prosecutors had charged Mr. Cosby with sexual assault in reference to an encounter with Andrea Constand at his house outdoors Philadelphia in 2004 and he was convicted in 2018. The Supreme Court docket’s choice leaves in place a ruling by an appellate courtroom in Pennsylvania earlier final 12 months that overturned Mr. Cosby’s conviction on due course of grounds.
In June, Mr. Cosby walked free after serving lower than three years of a three-to-10-year jail sentence.
His launch adopted a ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket that Mr. Cosby’s rights had been violated when the Montgomery County District Legal professional’s workplace pursued a prison case towards him regardless of what the appellate courtroom discovered was a binding “non-prosecution settlement” given to him by a earlier district legal professional.
It was a dramatic reversal in one of many first high-profile prison convictions of the #MeToo period.
The petition for overview filed by the district legal professional’s workplace challenged that call, arguing that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court docket had erred in its ruling.
A spokesman for Mr. Cosby, Andrew Wyatt, welcomed the transfer. “On behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Cosby and the Cosby household, we want to provide our honest gratitude to the justices of america Supreme Court docket for following the principles of regulation and defending the Constitutional Rights of ALL American Residents,” he stated in an announcement.
Montgomery County District Legal professional Kevin R. Steele launched an announcement by which he expressed his appreciation to Ms. Constand and described petitioning for Supreme Court docket overview as “the appropriate factor to do,” though there was solely a small likelihood the courtroom would take up the case. “All crime victims should be heard, handled with respect and be supported by means of their day in courtroom,” the assertion continued. “I want her the very best as she strikes ahead in her life.”