US Freedom of Expression and Media Law Roundup 23 July 2010

23 07 2010

A judge in Denver has ruled that a federal law making it illegal to lie about being a war hero is unconstitutional because it violates free speech. The case of USA v Rick Glen Strandlof, concerned a Colorado man who claimed he was an ex-Marine wounded in Iraq and had received the Purple Heart and Silver Star. The military had no record that Strandlof served.  He was charged with violating the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it illegal to falsely claim to have won a military medal. Read the rest of this entry »