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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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Merits Briefs for the Petitioner

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Petitioner

Amicus Briefs in Support of Neither Party

Merits Briefs for the Respondent

Amicus Briefs in Support of the Respondent

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