Appeals Court Strikes Down 'Stolen Valor Act'

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According to a federal appeals court, the first amendment gives Americans the right to lie. "Saints may always tell the truth, but for mortals, living means lying." Those words are part of the court's ruling in the case of a man who falsely claimed he'd been awarded the Medal of Honor. Judge Alex Kozinski said the law against lying about military honors meant patients could sue "the dentist who assures you it won't hurt a bit." Carol Williams reports on legal affairs for the Los Angeles Times.

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Carol Williams - Los Angeles Times - @cjwilliamslat

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