Liar, Liar Flow Chart Analysis - Scenario F Charless...

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Scenario F Charles’s Analysis State action? Yes, the state of California is prosecuting those of falsely representing himself or herself to have been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the U.S. Armed Forces. Targeting expression? Specifically, those falsely introducing and representing themselves as a retired Marine. Is there compelling gov't interest? Yes, the government maintains compelling interest in preserving the integrity of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Is the law narrowly tailored?
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Unformatted text preview: Yes, the government states under the 2005 Stolen Valor Act: “Whoever falsely represents himself or herself, verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration or medal of authorized by Congress for the U.S. Armed forces. ..shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than six months, or both.” Ruling: Xavier Alvarez’s First Amendment rights have not been violated and I would uphold the ruling in which he is guilty of his actions....
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  • Spring '15
  • EmilyErickson
  • Communications, U.S. state, First Amendment to the United States Constitution, Sovereign state, U.S. Armed Forces

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