Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chemerinsky: Supreme Court Weighs First Amendment, the Stolen Valor Act and the Protection of Lies

via ABA Journal:

One of the more fascinating cases on the U.S. Supreme Court's docket this term involves the constitutionality of the federal Stolen Valor Act, a law that makes it a crime for a person to falsely claim to have received a military medal or decoration. In United States v. Alvarez, argued Feb. 22, the court will decide whether the First Amendment protects such false speech. The court has not been consistent as to whether there is First Amendment protection for lies; it has very much depended on the context.

Lie to me. Just don't sue me.

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