The court decision freeing Bill Cosby, explained as best we can
The court decision freeing Bill Cosby is a train wreck. It’s also probably correct.
Bill Cosby, the disgraced comedian who was convicted of sexual assault in 2018, is no longer in prison, due to a state supreme court decision in Commonwealth v. Cosby.
The circumstances that freed him involve a stunning display of prosecutorial incompetence, a divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court that split three ways on what should become of Cosby, and a long, rambling judicial opinion that is often difficult to parse.
The thrust of that opinion is that, even though then-Montgomery County District...