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Virginia District Court Finds Stolen Valor Act Constitutional

District Judge James Jones, ruling in the Western District of Virginia, Big Stone Gap Division ruled that the SVA is constitutional. In a concise ruling, he found: Preventing individuals from wearing honors they did not earn furthers a substantial government

Bring ROTC Back to Harvard? Who Needs 'Em

I’d like to share some thoughts sent to me by my friend, Chad Garland, President of the Illini Veterans Student Organization. Chad writes: A few weeks ago, Sandra Korn wrote a piece in the Harvard Crimson critical of Harvard President

Do Americans Attach any Significance to a Vet's Wartime Service?

Lest you think the title is merely posing an easily answered rhetorical question, consider the case of David Ronald Hickson. Mr. Hickson was charged (and later convicted by a jury of his peers) with soliciting the murders of an IRS

Supreme Court Circus Over Picketing Military Funerals

Send in the clowns…. (For those wanting only the legal stuff, and not my experiences, skip on down to the line break) Roughly half my friends are lawyers, and the other half are largely military or working for the DoD

Unimagineable Horror for Father of Fallen Marine

What follows is a guest post from Mike Warner, uncle to a fallen Marine whose body was disinterred to verify that it was buried in the right place. Imagine Doing This by Mike Warner AOCS, USN Ret. On September 15,

Stolen Valor: A Constitutional Right to Lie

Lying about being a lawyer: still illegal. Last week a Federal Judge in Denver, Colorado ruled that lies are constitutionally protected. It is the first such ruling of its kind, extending to fallacious speech the same protections as say the

The Washington Post: Clueless about Courage

What exactly is “courage” in the context of art? I spent the 4th of July weekend the same way many others did. I watched a TV special on the Revolution; my Fiancé made a raspberry pie in the shape of