View Full Version : Supreme Court Strikes Down Stolen Valor Act

06-29-2012, 12:58 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.


06-29-2012, 01:01 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.

06-29-2012, 01:04 PM
Does this mean I can legally go by Maj. Gen. *censored* (Ret.) now?

06-29-2012, 01:19 PM
censored, yes sir, maj. gen. sir!