Stolen Valor Act Overturned

With all the attention on Obamacare, the news was easy to miss. But the Supreme Court made another important decision Thursday, ruling 6-3 that the Stolen Valor Act violates the First Amendment. The court struck down the controversial law, which made it a crime to lie about winning military honors. In its decision, the court added that the act did have “substantial justification” and could be rewritten by Congress in a narrower fashion that wouldn’t violate free speech.