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The next time you run for office, apply for a job, or enthrall a barroom crowd with tall tales, feel free to brag about the entire cell of terrorists you killed with your bare hands in Afghanistan.

And go ahead and mention the Congressional Medal of Honor that you so humbly accepted for your heroics.

The Supreme Court squashed the federal Stolen Valor Act designed to keep people from lying about earning military awards.

Even liars can be protected under the First Amendment right to free speech.

An attorney who helped defend a man accused of lying about war heroics said free speech protects “exaggerated anecdotes, barroom braggadocio, and cocktail party puffery.”

Phew, I will free free to proffer prosaic puffery at my next party perchance without fear of imprisonment.

 

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