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Bill Cosby's court defeat: How it happened, and what happens next

Bill Cosby's court defeat: How it happened, and what happens next

Bill Cosby suffered a defeat in court Wednesday evening.

Actually, he suffered two defeats.

In addition to rejecting a bid to dismiss the three counts of sexual assault against him, a Pennsylvania judge also turned down a request by Cosby's lawyers to remove newly elected Montgomery County Dist. Atty. Kevin Steele from the case. Steele had campaigned on a prosecute-Cosby platform, and the defense said he couldn't argue it fairly.

The judge, Steven O'Neill, disagreed.

Wednesday's developments mean the road to a trial is now a lot clearer. Instead of going away, the charges will now yield a preliminary hearing on March 8 to determine whether the prosecution has...

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