Justices dismiss law making lying about military honors a crime
June 28th, 2012
10:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Justices dismiss law making lying about military honors a crime

Washington (CNN) - A federal law making it a crime to falsely claim military medals earned was struck down Thursday by the Supreme Court.

READ CNN's LIVE BLOG OF THE SUPREME COURT'S RULING HERE.


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  1. Malory Archer

    Really? Wow. Just wow.

    June 28, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    That should be good news for senator Kirk from Illinois.

    June 28, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  3. Lies, lies, lies

    Great move SCOTUS. Is nothing sacred? Not to mention, this is just the opening that a guy like Mitt Romney needed. I suppose now we'll be hearing about his tales of taking "one for the team" in the Vietnam War. Maybe he'll even start wearing a Purple Heart. It's a free country. Lie, lie, lie. Doesn't matter if it's the truth. If you tell enough lies over and over and over, stupid people will believe you.

    June 28, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  4. 1st Amendment

    Making false claims about medals is a dumb thing to do but should not be against the law. Our First Amendment guarantees Free Speech even though it unfortunately includes lying.

    June 28, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |