The Campaign For DA

10.17.2011

Hey, You Constitution Lovers


Congress made it a federal crime in 2006 for a person to "falsely represents himself or herself, verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the armed forces of the United States . . . . " They even gave it a fancy name: "The Stolen Valor Act."


Yep. If you say, for example, that you were awarded the Medal of Honor, you can go to the federal slammer for a year. 


What's that little clause in the First Amendment again? 


The Supreme Court said today it would hear a case challenging the statute's constitutionality.  Seems like a no brainer.