Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cosby

From Garnet News, written by Professor Jessica Dixon Weaver (SMU Law School):

 

WHAT THE COSBY AND SANDUSKY CASES TEACH US ABOUT REPORTING SEXUAL ASSAULT

Once one or two victims come forward, the gate opens and the flooding begins. In both the Bill Cosby andJerry Sandusky sexual assault cases, young adult women and children came forward after decades to report being sexually assaulted by a man who held a certain power in their lives, whom they trusted.

Our legal system is mostly designed to deal with crimes shortly after they have occurred. However, the laws in most states do not match up with the reality of victims’ experiences.

Read more here.

 

WHY CONVICTING DR. HUXTABLE IS SO HARD

The mistrial in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby reveals the difficulty of convicting “America’s Dad,” Dr. Healthcliff Huxtable. It may be easy to blame the hung jury on the fact that there were some inconsistencies in Andrea Constand’s statements, or on the fact that it is difficult to sentence a blind man who is almost 80 years old to jail for the rest of his life.

Read more here.

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