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Friday, June 29, 2012

US Supreme Court Strikes Down Stolen Valor Act, Suggesting Re-Write

The US Supreme Court has struck down the 2006 Stolen Valor Act which made it illegal for an individual to make false claims of military honors.  A 6-3 majority found the law, as broadly written, to violate the First Amendment right to free speech.  However, the decision acknowledged the importance of protecting the integrity of military honors, and suggested  that a more narrowly written law could accomplish this goal and not run afoul of the First Amendment.  The Military Times story appears here:

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