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.
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