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Supreme Court: You Can Lie About Military Honors

It may not be right, but it's not illegal, say justices

(Newser) - The health care decision wasn't the only one to emerge from the Supreme Court today: Justices also ruled that the First Amendment protects the right to lie about military decorations, Wired notes. In the 6-3 decision, justices called the Stolen Valor Act—a 2006 law forbidding such speech—unconstitutional.... More »

Do We Have the Right to Lie?

A case puts pressure on the power of the First Amendment

(Newser) - Xavier Alvarez was never a Detroit Red Wings player, or married to a Mexican celeb. But he told those lies, along with a third—that he was a former Marine who had received the Congressional Medal of Honor—and was charged with a felony under the Stolen Valor Act of... More »

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