This year's theme for my A-to-Z Blogging Challenge is Significant Events from 2021 and the first 3 months of 2022.
At the end of today's post is a teaser for Monday's C post. Enjoy!
Bill Cosby's conviction was overturned on June 30, 2021.
April 26, 2018: Bill Cosby was convicted by a jury of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison.
June 30, 2021: The Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed the conviction, and Cosby was released from prison at age 83. The PA court ruled that Cosby was unfairly prosecuted because the previous district attorney had promised that he wouldn’t be charged over those accusations. Cosby was charged by another prosecutor who claimed he wasn’t bound by that previous agreement.
March 7, 2022: US Supreme Court declines to hear the appeal. The State of Pennsylvania asked the Court to decide the question “Where a prosecutor publicly announces that he will not file criminal charges based on lack of evidence, does the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment transform that announcement into a binding promise that no charges will ever be filed, a promise that the target may rely on as if it were a grant of immunity?”
|Bill Cosby 2010|
Here's a teaser for Monday's C post. Remember, to avoid spoiling the answer for the next blog visitor, please comment on something related to the answer without giving the actual answer.