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On Monday at 9:30 a.m., the court is expected to release orders from the February 21 conference. At 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in U.S. Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association. Click to read our preview from Noah Sachs.
On Monday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Opati v. Sudan. Click to read our preview from Amy Howe.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, there is a possibility of opinions at 10:00 a.m.

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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