The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, shown here, tossed out the conviction of Boatswain's Mate 2nd Class John C. Riesbeck. Wikipedia image
Women make up just 16 percent of the active-duty Coast Guard force.
So how did a 2012 Coast Guard rape trial seat a panel of seven jurors, five of whom were women — and four of those five worked as uniformed victims' advocates?
A military appeals court says it's a clear-cut case of senior leaders stacking the deck.
A new opinion..