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Bill Cosby returning to court in Pa. for latest bid to toss charges

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 5, 2016 1:48 AM
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Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pa.

(Philadelphia) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers will take another run at getting his criminal sex-assault case thrown out when Cosby returns to court in Montgomery County this week.

The 78-year-old Cosby will renew arguments that the accuser should be forced to testify before he goes to trial.

The law on that point remains in flux in Pennsylvania.

A state appeals court has said police can read their statement instead.

But the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is reviewing the issue.

So Cosby's lawyers want the right to question accuser Andrea Constand at a pretrial hearing.

Prosecutors complain they really just want to test her credibility.

They say that's beyond the scope of an evidence hearing.

Cosby must be in court for the session Thursday afternoon.

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