House passes new Stolen Valor Act to criminalize lying about military honors

The House of Representatives just passed a new version of the Stolen Valor Act which would make it a federal crime to lie about military honors. A similar law had been in effect for six years until the Supreme Court ruled it as unconstitutional last year.

The new version of the bill works around the ruling making it illegal only in cases in which someone lies for material profit. A Senate version has been introduced but is waiting committee approval.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Mark Seavey, new media manager at the American Legion and an attorney who knows a lot about the Stolen Valor Act law, to discuss the story.

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