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OUR VIEW: False claims are disturbing, but don’t alter Stolen Valor Act

February 21, 2012 in The Daily Republic

The court will be reviewing the Stolen Valor Act, which was enacted in 2006 under the George W. Bush administration and is designed to keep people from falsely represent themselves as winners of any U.S. military decoration or medal. Continue Reading

Supreme Court to decide constitutionality of Stolen Valor Act

October 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The justices said today they will consider the validity of the Stolen Valor Act, which passed Congress with overwhelming support in 2006. The federal appeals court in California struck down the law on free speech grounds and appeals courts in Colorado, Georgia and Missouri are considering similar cases. Continue Reading

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Conrad: Ruling on military medals dishonors veterans

August 19, 2010 in INFORUM

Senator backs penalties for lying about medals

BISMARCK Sen. Kent Conrad on Thursday decried a federal appeals court’s ruling that people can’t be prosecuted solely for lying about their military medals, saying it dishonors veterans who fought for their country. Continue Reading