Judicial Usurpation?June 16, 2017 – Media Mention
Priya Sopori, partner at Greenberg Glusker, doubts that the jury will come to a verdict.
“In my experience, sending them back to deliberate will not do any good,” she says, adding that she predicts that there will be a hung jury.
She noted that one of the questions that the jury had was about the third count, alleging that Cosby gave Constand a drug without her knowledge “for the purpose of preventing resistance.” The jury asked for the definition of “without her knowledge.” He declined to elaborate.
“They are probably grappling with serious issues of consent in the taking of the drugs, and the understanding that the drugs would lead to a romantic interlude,” Sopori said.