The U.S. Supreme Courtroom has rejected the bid by prosecutors in Pennsylvania to reinstate Invoice Cosby’s felony 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 dwelling exterior Philadelphia in 2004 and he was convicted in 2018. The Supreme Courtroom’s choice leaves in place a ruling by an appellate courtroom in Pennsylvania earlier final yr that overturned 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 Courtroom that Mr. Cosby’s rights had been violated when the Montgomery County District Lawyer’s workplace pursued a felony 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 felony 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 Courtroom 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 supply our honest gratitude to the justices of the US Supreme Courtroom for following the foundations of regulation and defending the Constitutional Rights of ALL American Residents,” he stated in a press release.
A spokesperson for the Montgomery County District Lawyer’s workplace didn’t have a right away remark.