Lawyers Collide in Naval Academy Sex Case

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense attorneys are accusing an outspoken lawyer of using a Naval Academy sexual assault case to further her own crusade against how the military handles the problem.

Susan Burke is the lawyer who has been counseling the midshipman. She testified Friday that she believed the academy should have done more to investigate sexual assault allegations against three Navy football players.

The comments were made at a military hearing to determine whether the three former players facing sexual assault accusations will face a court-martial.

Ronald Herrington is representing one of the accused. He suggested Burke already has considered her next step after what he described as a meritless case falls apart.

Burke vehemently denied Herrington's suggestion.

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