Supreme Court denies prosecutors' appeal in Bill Cosby case Cosby to remain free

The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by a Pennsylvania prosecutor to appeal a state court ruling last summer that overturned actor Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction.

The justices’ move, which came in a brief without any comments noted, leaves intact a June ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that led to Cosby’s release from prison.

The Hill continues – Pennsylvania’s top court, in a 4-3 ruling, held that the evidence used to secure Cosby’s 2018 conviction violated his due process rights after prosecutors subjected Cosby to what the court said amounted to a bait-and-switch.

That ruling was appealed to the Supreme Court in November by the district attorney for Montgomery County, Pa., whose office played a central role in Cosby’s sexual assault case.