Obama Signs New Stolen Valor Act

Huffington Post News Release Jun 03, 2013

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama has signed a bill making it a crime to lie about receiving a military medal.

The Stolen Valor Act cleared both chambers of Congress last month. The White House says Obama signed it Monday.

The measure revives a law struck down by the Supreme Court in 2006. The court said it may be disreputable to lie about receiving a medal, but it’s protected under the First Amendment.


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