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duane1969
06-29-2012, 01:58 PM
Gotta say, I lost a lot of respect for the SC after reading this.

Essentially, the Stolen Valor Act made it illegal for a person to claim that they had served in the military and won medals if they had not. The Supreme Court struck this down. If I understand it correctly, they deemed that the right to free speech protects a person's right to claim that they are a military hero.

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/28/12457855-high-court-strikes-down-stolen-valor-act?lite

Wickabee
06-29-2012, 02:01 PM
If you're not under oath, it's completely legal to lie. If you lie for gains, it's already fraud. Am I missing something? This sounds like it would be redundant.

*censored*
06-29-2012, 02:04 PM
Does this mean I can legally go by Maj. Gen. *censored* (Ret.) now?

shrewsbury
06-29-2012, 02:19 PM
censored, yes sir, maj. gen. sir!