Amending the Stolen Valor Act to Protect Free Speech

JURIST-Dateline, 2012

3 Pages Posted: 4 Sep 2019

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Jeffery Barnum

United States Coast Guard; Independent

Date Written: April 28, 2012


Brief online article written before the Supreme Court handed down its decision in United States v. Alvarez, 567 U.S. 709 (2012), detailing the various circuit opinions on the Stolen Valor Act. The article predicts the Court's striking down the law and presages Congress' eventual response in passing the Stolen Valor Act of 2013.

Keywords: Stolen Valor Act, Alvarez, First Amendment, Ninth Circuit, Strandlof

Suggested Citation

Barnum, Jeffery and Barnum, Jeffery, Amending the Stolen Valor Act to Protect Free Speech (April 28, 2012). JURIST-Dateline, 2012, Available at SSRN:

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