Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Stolen Valor Act

Jonathan D. Libby does not dispute the fact that his client, Xavier Alvarez, told a "whopping" lie when he annouced publicly that he had been awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. Alvarez was one of the first people to be prosecuted under the federal Stolen Valor Act, a 2006 law that makes it a crime to lie about receiving military awards. Alvarez was prosecuted because, as an elected member of the board of directors of the Three Valley Water District Board in California, he introduced...Full Story
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