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Cosby mistrial sets stage for replay of legal contest

The mistrial declared Saturday set the scene for a courtroom rematch between Andrea Constand, a former women’s professional basketball player, and Bill Cosby, the comic who she says drugged and sexually assaulted her. Even though the machinations of a retrial would be handled by attorneys, the ultimate decision of the next panel of jurors will be, once again, heavily dependent on their assessment of Constand and Cosby. The saturation coverage of Cosby’s mistrial is sure to complicate jury selection. [...] legal experts say, it won’t be impossible to find 12 people to sit in judgment of Cosby, who turns 80 next month.

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