Federal Case Result – U.S. V. Alvarez – Stolen Valor Act

The Supreme Court of the United States invalidates the federal law that made it a crime to lie about receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor holding that the Constitution protects content-based speech even if that speech is false.  The First Amendment protects the speech we detest as well as the speech we embrace.

Read the Court’s full opinion in United States v. Alvarez by clicking on the following link:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/11-210d4e9.pdf