ACLU-Oriented Judge Throws Out Stolen Valor Act

A federal judge in Denver has decided the case of a man who claimed military awards he hadn't earned, in an unusual way, and contrary to all other courts to consider such a case. Instead of finding the defendant guilty, he threw out the law, claiming it was unconstitutional.The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article in the Denver Post on 17 July. A federal judge there has heard the criminal trial of a man who falsely claimed certain military awards. Instead of find the defendant guilty, which he plainly was, the judge ruled that the Stolen Valor Act itself was [...]

By |2010-07-20T22:22:36-04:00July 20th, 2010|

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