United States v. Alvarez

Docket No.
Op. Below
Argument
Feb 22, 2012
Tr.Aud.
Opinion
Vote
6-3
Author
Kennedy
Term

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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