Someone needs to holler LIAR!
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law that made it a crime to falsely claim being awarded a top military honor, saying the law infringed on the Constitution’s First Amendment protection of free speech....
Related: You Are No Captain Kirk!
Oh, protecting politicians are they?
‘‘The Act seeks to control and suppress all false statements on this one subject in almost limitless times and settings,’’ the court wrote. ‘‘Permitting the Government to decree this speech to be a criminal offense would endorse government authority to compile a list of subjects about which false statements are punishable.’’Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, which built the Wall, commented in an e-mail: ‘‘The Court has ruled that the First Amendment protects a wide range of obnoxious behavior including this.” Other veterans groups expressed dismay.
The Supreme Court in recent years has been protective of speech rights in several high-profile cases.
And compare the coverage of that case with this:
Justices back health law, change the political landscape
Roberts’s role in vote sparks questions on legacy
Ruling frames Obama battle with Romney
Harvard law professors, students, cheer Supreme Court decision on health care act
For businesses, Supreme Court ruling provides a measure of clarity in health care calculations
What business craves most.
Health decision sends wave of relief through Massachusetts
Spectators exhaled as ruling was read
Republicans vow to vote on repealing law
Supporters remember, hail Kennedy’s influence
Common sense beats ideology in ruling on health reform
Chief Justice John Roberts defends the high court
Health care ruling aids Obama in three ways
Mass. must remain a model on health care
Federal health care law doesn’t help state or the nation
Took up most of my first section.
Also see: Roberts Reversal Led to Obamacare
A Supreme Sequel
A Supremely Unpopular Court
They are with me.
Btw, why aren't they hearing cases regarding torture and war crimes that sprang from lie.... oh, yeah, right.
Btw, did you know lying to the government is a crime? So the government can lie to you and its legal, but when you lie to the government.... sigh.