Opinion

Opinion

On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it could not cease South Dakota from killing a person who might have been sentenced to loss of life as a result of he’s homosexual. Some of the jurors who imposed the death penalty on Charles Rhines, who was convicted of homicide, have mentioned they thought the choice — […]

Opinion

Opinion

President Trump and his lawyer normal, Jeff Sessions, are attempting to make the issue even worse, by locking up ever extra individuals. But Trump and Sessions can’t squelch the burgeoning, bipartisan motion for criminal-justice reform. They can’t, as a result of because the latest Pulitzer-winning writer James Forman Jr. points out, prison justice occurs principally […]

Bill Cosby Trial Judge Releases Names of Jurors Who Convicted Him

Bill Cosby Trial Judge Releases Names of Jurors Who Convicted Him

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania choose on Friday launched the names of the jurors who convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault final month, saying he had waited greater than three weeks after the decision to take action as a result of he wished to offer the jurors a “cooling off” interval to return to their lives […]

Opinion

Opinion

How many jurors does it take to ship a responsible verdict? In 48 states, the reply is straightforward: All of them. Juries in felony circumstances should agree unanimously as a way to convict. The rule is similar in federal trials, and for good cause. It displays the centuries-old understanding that jury unanimity is central to […]

Should the Cosby Jurors’ Names Stay Secret?

Should the Cosby Jurors’ Names Stay Secret?

The media organizations had argued that an open course of wherein jurors are named helps the general public affirm the impartiality of the judicial proceedings. Paul Safier, a Philadelphia lawyer representing The Times and different media teams, mentioned the First Amendment requires that the names be launched except there are particular issues reminiscent of threats […]

Bill Cosby Is Guilty. What’s Next?

Bill Cosby Is Guilty. What’s Next?

Dennis McAndrews, a Pennsylvania lawyer who has adopted the case intently, stated that the almost definitely situation, due to Mr. Cosby’s age and the similarity of the counts, is that Judge Steven T. O’Neill will merge the counts and base the sentencing on only one rely. As a consequence, Mr. Cosby will in all probability […]

The Cosby Verdict: Did the #MeToo Movement Sway the Jury?

The Cosby Verdict: Did the #MeToo Movement Sway the Jury?

And they noticed extra proof of a sample of predatory habits that prolonged past Ms. Constand: The decide allowed 5 of Mr. Cosby’s roughly 60 accusers to testify, in contrast with one on the first trial. But some have advised that the decide’s choice was additionally a response to shifting social views after #MeToo. What […]

Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations

Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault After Years of Accusations

The verdict now marks the underside of a fall as precipitous as any in present enterprise historical past and leaves in limbo a big slice of American standard tradition from Mr. Cosby’s six-decade profession as a comic and actor. For the previous few years, his TV exhibits, movies, and recorded stand-up performances, one-time broadcast staples, […]

Bill Cosby’s Fate Rests With Jury as It Begins Deliberations

Bill Cosby’s Fate Rests With Jury as It Begins Deliberations

Ms. Jackson testified in the course of the trial that Ms. Constand, 45, a former director of operations for the Temple ladies’s basketball staff, confided in her in 2004 that she may generate profits by falsely claiming that she had been molested by a outstanding particular person. Prosecutors raised questions on Ms. Jackson’s credibility, pointing […]