WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys for a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexual assault are back in court to argue that political pressure influenced the decision to prosecute him.

A hearing in the case of Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tenn., is being held Monday in Washington.

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Last month, a military judge heard testimony from the head of the Naval Academy, Vice Adm. Michael Miller, who said his decision to move forward with the charges against Tate was made after a careful review and in consultation with others in the military justice system.

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Tate’s lawyers, however, will be asking the judge to dismiss the case based on “unlawful command influence.”

Prosecutors initially accused Tate and two other students of sexually assaulting a female student in 2012. He is now the only one charged.

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