Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

United States v. Alvarez

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
11-210 9th Cir. Feb 22, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Jun 28, 2012 6-3 Kennedy OT 2011

Holding: The Stolen Valor Act, which makes it a crime to lie about having received military honors or decorations, violates the First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

Judgment: Affirmed, 6-3, in an opinion by Justice Kennedy on June 28, 2012.

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