'Cosby' law signed, ending statute of limitations for rape cases

Governor Jerry Brown has signed the so-called Cosby Bill into law. The new law will end the statute of limitations for prosecuting certain rape cases in California so that victims can press charges any time. Previously, there was a 10 year limit. Women’s rights advocates pushed for the law, but some legal experts are worried that it could lead to prosecutions based on old and unreliable evidence. What are the pros and cons of the new law?

Credits

Guests:
Michele Dauber - Professor - @mldauber, Laurie Levenson - professor of Criminal Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California; former federal prosecutor - @LoyolaLawSchool

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney