Stolen Valor Act Ruled Unconstitutional
The Stolen Valor Act was ruled unconstitutional, according to Reuters.
Congress passed the act in 2006 to target individuals who falsely claim to have earned military medals. While considered "contemptible," such statements were deemed to be protected as free speech and expression.
Legistlation has already been introduced in the House to amend the law to make it a crime to lie about military honors only when there is an intent to profit.
Read it at the Los Angeles Times.