NEW LONDON, Conn. — The first cadet to be court-martialed at the Coast Guard Academy in New London is taking his case to the country’s highest court.
Webster Smith said on his website that he’s filed paperwork asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.
Smith served five months in a military prison after being convicted of extortion, sodomy and other charges in 2006.
Smith lost his final appeal in the military justice system in March.
He has argued that his Constiutional rights were violated when he wasn’t allowed to cross-examine a female cadet who accused him of rape.
It’s unlikely a decision will be made before the fall.