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Cosby In 80 words

Posted by Daniel Ackman | Jul 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

In 2005, the Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor announced he would not criminally prosecute Cosby for the rape of Andrea Constand. As a result, Cosby was required to give deposition testimony in Costand's civil suit against him. Years later, a new DA decides to prosecute Cosby anyway and uses the deposition testimony against him. The use of this testimony was a plain violation of Cosby's right not to incriminate himself. Thus the PA Supreme Court threw out the conviction.

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Daniel Ackman

D​​an Ackman focuses on civil rights, administrative and constitutional class action litigation. Perhaps best known for representing New York City's taxi drivers in a series of civil rights class action lawsuits, Ackman's cases have resulted in a half dozen City practices being d...

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