Thursday, June 28, 2012

2011-2012 Supreme Court Term: Decision in the "Stolen Valor" case, United States v. Alvarez (First Amendment)

By a vote of 6-3, the Supreme Court struck down the "Stolen Valor Act."  Four Justices led by Justice Kennedy struck down the law under strict scrutiny, and two justices employed intermediate scrutiny. Here are the previous entries I posted in the case summarizing the case generally, describing the respondent's attack on the law at oral argument, and describing the government's defense of the law at oral argument.

The decision of the Court is available here. I will post an analysis of the Court's opinion later today.

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