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Washington Post: Military judge refuses to dismiss sexual assault case against ex-Navy football player

The Washington Post reports:

A sexual-assault trial of a former Navy football player will go forward next month after defense attorneys failed to persuade a military judge to dismiss the case.

The judge, Col. Daniel Daugherty, has yet to issue a formal decision, but he outlined his views Monday to attorneys for midshipman Joshua Tate of Nashville and to lawyers for the alleged victim. Tate’s attorneys sought dismissal, claiming a lack of evidence in the case as well as bias on the part of the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent, who wields broad authority over the matter.

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