Political Gabfest debates Bill Cosby’s sexual assault charges and the statute of limitations on his case.

How Does the Political Gabfest Really Feel About the Bill Cosby Case? They’re a Bit Divided.

How Does the Political Gabfest Really Feel About the Bill Cosby Case? They’re a Bit Divided.

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May 31 2016 12:25 PM
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Should the Statute of Limitations Apply to the Bill Cosby Case?

The Political Gabfest debates the sexual assault charges brought against Bill Cosby 12 years ago.

Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing on May 24 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.
Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing on May 24 in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

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On May 24, a Pennsylvania judge ordered Bill Cosby to face criminal trial for sexual assault charges filed against the celebrity. In the May 26 edition of the Political Gabfest’s Slate Plus bonus segment, hosts David Plotz, John Dickerson, and Emily Bazelon debate the statute of limitations on the Cosby case. Should it apply to a crime that occurred 12 years ago? Does rape warrant the same statute of limitations as murder? And what’s next for the man known for his iconic sweaters and his family TV show? The Political Gabfest takes on these questions and more—so stay tuned!

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