Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Stolen Valor Law
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on U.S. v. Alvarez, in which FRA is a co-signer of a Friend of the Court brief (a.k.a. amicus curiae). The Court will decide whether Congress has the constitutional authority to prohibit people from lying about their military awards and decorations.
The “Stolen Valor
Act” was signed into law in 2005, prohibiting anyone from falsely
claiming receipt of military decorations or medals. Xavier Alvarez, a
member of the Three Valley Water District Board of Directors in
FRA is one of 25 military and veterans organizations that believe there should be legal consequences for anyone who intentionally fabricates military service and honors. The Supreme Court is expected to render an opinion in June.