The U.S. Supreme Court is taking up the question of whether the Stolen Valor Act is constitutional. It's a law designed to punish people who lie about being war heroes.
The case, hearing arguments on Wednesday, is against Xavier Alvarez; a man who falsely claimed at a public meeting... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appears to be sharply divided over a law that makes it a crime to lie about having been awarded top military honors. The justices engaged in spirited debate Wednesday over the constitutionality of a 2006 law aimed at curbing false claims about military exploits.... more »
DENVER (AP) - A Nevada congressman has proposed rewriting a law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero, even as an appeals court in Denver considers whether the original version is unconstitutional.
Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Heck introduced a bill last week adding a requirement... more »
Now Rick Strandlof, known to some as Rick Duncan, can give his interviews outside of prison, after a Denver federal judge dismissed the stolen valor case against him. The findings were that the rule meant to punish Strandlof for impersonating a decorated war veteran was unconstitutional.
Strandlof formed the... more »
A phony marine won the right to claim he's a war hero, even though he's not. It's the case of Rick Strandlof, a man who fooled so many people including politicians and veterans. He was charged under the Stolen Valor Act, a federal law, that a Denver judge ruled unconstitutional... more »
A man who brought attention to homeless veterans in Colorado Springs has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying about being a decorated veteran. Richard Glen Strandlof faces five federal misdemeanor counts under the Stolen Valor Act, which makes it illegal to make false claims of having military decorations. He... more »