Politics & Government

February 22, 2012

Supreme Court hears 'stolen valor' case of false military heroism

Supreme Court justices on Wednesday sounded cautiously sympathetic to a federal law that punishes fake military heroes. While not marching in lockstep, the justices seemed to agree that lying about medals does damage to the military's honor. Their questions hinted that they might uphold the law used to prosecute a California man who falsely claimed to have been awarded the Medal of Honor.

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