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Comedian Bill Cosby and spokesman Andrew Wyatt arrive for the second day of Cosby’s sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, April 10, 2018. Photo: Michael Candelori/Shutterstock.com.

Lawsuits involving disgraced comedian Bill Cosby and the statements his lawyers made in his defense are now before the U.S. Supreme Court, raising significant issues about lawyers’ free speech rights as well as defamation and libel law.

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Tony Mauro

Tony Mauro, based in Washington, covers the U.S. Supreme Court. A lead writer for ALM's Supreme Court Brief, Tony focuses on the court's history and traditions, appellate advocacy and the SCOTUS cases that matter most to business litigators. Contact him at tmauro@alm.com. On Twitter: @Tonymauro

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