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Like A Zombie Brought Back To Life

11 Feb 2013

Like A Zombie Brought Back To Life

National Journal writes, “Some laws are hard to kill, even those declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.  So why is The Stolen Valor Act, which makes it illegal to lie about military records, getting a second life? This time, its supporters have taken the steps to ensure its longevity. Here’s the key difference that allows it to pass constitutional muster: Unlike the overly broad bill that was shot down last year, this iteration says it is only illegal to lie about military accolades for material gain. Which, of course, raises the question, what qualifies as material gain?”

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