Law punishing fake heroes may go to Supreme Court

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    DENVER (AP) -- The Justice Department is battling to save a federal law that makes it illegal to lie about being a war hero, appealing two court rulings that the statute is an unconstitutional muzzle on free speech.

    The fight could be carried all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it would face an uncertain fate, legal analysts said.
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    I hope it does. While the current "view" is that general lying isn't a crime (lying to investigators or to falsely obtain monetary gains not withstanding), for many of the wannebe heroes, I think nationwide exposure for what they are is deserved.
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