Supreme Court Voids 'Stolen Honor' Law

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The First Amendment "protects the speech we detest as well as the speech we embrace." That's the reasoning in another decision handed down today. When Xavier Alvarez was a member of the Three Valleys Municipal Water in eastern Los Angeles County, he claimed he was a former Marine and recipient of the Medal of Honor.  In fact he had never served in the military. He was charged and pled guilty to violating a federal law called the Stolen Valor Act. But his lawyers appealed. Jonathan Turley is the Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University.




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