U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Lying About Military Honors (Video)


A Purple Heart medal appears in this undated photograph.

Today is George Washington's birthday, and it's the first president's image that appears on one of the military's most recognizable honors - the Purple Heart. So it seems only fitting that the nation's highest court is hearing a case today on whether it should be a crime to lie about earning military honors like the Purple Heart.

At issue is the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, a which makes it illegal to lie about earning a military medal, according to the Christian Science Monitor. Opponents of the law say it violates the First Amendment.

For a little history on the Stolen Valor Act, here's a story from CBS News:

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