McCaskill’s Sexual-Assault Bill Sails Through Senate

But, unlike a proposal from Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, it doesn’t take away a commander’s ability to decide if a sexual-assault case should be prosecuted.

WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 18: Subcommittee chairman Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee's Contracting Oversight Subcommittee on Capitol Hill November 18, 2010 in Washington, DC. The subcommittee held the hearing about contracts and the role of the Special Inspector General in Afghanistan. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)
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