Let's not forget the other decisions today. Court also struck down the Stolen Valor Act. bit.ly/OzfgQ9—
Ed Zelaski (@edzelaski) June 28, 2012
While the Obamacare ruling is currently dominating SCOTUS-related news, another decision took place this morning. SCOTUS struck down the Stolen Valor Act, a federal law that made it illegal to lie about military honors.
From The Wall Street Journal:
The court voted 6-3 Thursday in favor of Xavier Alvarez, a former local elected official in California who falsely claimed he was a decorated war veteran.
Justices Alito, Scalia, and Thomas dissented.
Naturally, a few people made light of the decision:
Others celebrated the ruling as a victory for free speech:
But the general consensus on Twitter was a mix of disappointment and anger:
But the story might not be over yet.
On another interesting note, as a testament to the power of Twitter, the news on Stolen Valor broke via Twitter at the same time it was announced on NBC.
When it comes to breaking news, the MSM really is no match for Twitter.