***This episode contains conversations surrounding sexual harassment.***
Today we talked to Professor of criminal law—Jules Epstien—and one of the fierce prosecutor’s in Cosby’s second trial—Ms. Kristen Feden. We ask what justice means in the Cosby case, why he’s free today, and what the future holds for survivors.
Quick Catch Up:
Prosecutor Bill Castor allegedly promised that Cosby would not be criminally charged. Following this promise, Cosby testified in a civil trial where he would not invoke his Fifth Amendment rights. Additional prosecutors brought criminal charges against Cosby and used his testimony from the civil trial. This time the court did not feel bound to Castor’s promise. But the PA Supreme Court said that the chain of events violated due process . . . conviction overturned.
Listen and learn . . .
- What lessons we can learn from this case
- How this could affect future cases
- How prosecutorial promises are used
- How reporting has changed since #MeToo
- What legislation supports survivors in court
Links and Further Resource from this Episode:
PA Supreme Court Opinion: https://bit.ly/37Nfr82
Appellate Documents & Testimony Notes: https://bit.ly/3iVo4E6
Jules Epstien Bio & Contact: https://bit.ly/3jYzLJr
Kristen M. Gibbons Feden Bio & Contact: https://bit.ly/3k1JPkP
Kristen M. Gibbons Feden Social: https://twitter.com/kgfeden?lang=en
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