The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy said Monday he went against a recommendation and court-martialed two former football players in a high-profile sexual assault case because he wanted a “full illumination” of the case.
And the Washington Post says:
Preliminary hearings are scheduled to begin Tuesday in the case of two former Navy football players facing separate courts-martial in an alleged sexual assault of a female midshipman in April 2012.
Attorneys for Joshua Tate of Nashville are seeking to have his case dismissed. They said in court filings that there is insufficient evidence to go forward and that the U.S. Naval Academy Superintendent, Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, bowed to political pressure when he chose to put Tate and fellow midshipman Eric Graham of Eight Mile, Ala., on trial over the recommendation of a military judge and a separate legal adviser.