TITLE

STOLEN VALOR ACT on TRIAL

AUTHOR(S)
Solis, Gary D.
PUB. DATE
November 2010
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Nov2010, Vol. 136 Issue 11, p52
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents two U.S. court cases in which the court reversed the Stolen Valor Act, a law which makes it a punishable offense to make fraudulent claims about military honors. In the first case imposter Xavier Alvarez claimed to be a retired marine having won the Medal of Honor and in the other case imposter Rick Strandlof claimed to have won the Silver Star. It mentions that the courts dismissed the cases under the First Amendment-protected speech act.
ACCESSION #
55494570

 

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