In 2006, Congress enacted the Stolen Valor Act, 18 U.S.C. § 704(b), to prohibit people from falsely representing that they have been awarded a medal from the United States Armed Services. See U.S. v. Alvarez, 617 F.3d 1198...
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Oral argument: Feb. 22, 2012
Appealed from: United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Aug. 17, 2010)
Respondent Xavier Alvarez, an elected member of the Three Valleys Water District, lied about receiving a Congressional Medal...