Cosby has now become the first high-profile man of the #MeToo era sentenced to prison for decades-old sexual misconduct that in years past might have been swept under the rug or ignored. His sentence also cemented his dramatic transformation from an icon revered as a trailblazer for other black entertainers to a Hollywood pariah brought down by his own sense of sexual privilege.
In a 4-2 majority opinion, the court found that the city had not violated state law by taxing the distribution of beverages. Opponents of the tax had argued that the levy amounted to double taxation because it is passed down to consumers who already pay sales taxes.
Acting on a petition from about a dozen media organizations, a Montgomery County judge on Friday unsealed the identities of the jurors who convicted Bill Cosby, but told them not to publicly discuss the deliberations that led to their decision last month.
Laura McCrystal covers everything about taxes, government revenue, and how such policies impact people in Philadelphia and beyond. She previously covered news in Montgomery County, including Bill Cosby's trial.