Pretty hard to believe.
PASADENA, Calif. — A three-year-old federal law that makes it a crime to falsely claim to have received a medal from the U.S. military is unconstitutional, an appeals court panel in California ruled Tuesday.
The decision involves the case of Xavier Alvarez of Pomona, Calif., a water district board member who said at a public meeting in 2007 that he was a retired Marine who received the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military decoration.
Only on the left coast would a court rule that’s it’s okay to falsely claim heroism – the typical San Franciscan politician (or political appointee) has no idea what heroism is. I eagerly await the SCOTUS ruling that permanently reinstates this law.