When dealing with static compact table on the CQL side and we do a SELECT * FROM table; query, we generate the wrong clustering filter. More precisely, we create a name query that selects the EMPTY clustering, but that's an invalid clustering since static compact table have 1 clustering column (internally at least). What we really want to query is the static parts.
This is the reason for the failure of some dtests (bootstrap_test:TestBootstrap.read_from_bootstrapped_node_test for instance). More precisely, the invalid filter created breaks serialization, which is why this is only really a problem on multi-node tests.