Weekend Extra - Feb. 26, 2012
Can 'I Earned The Medal Of Honor' Get You Jailed?
"The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments today in a case about lies big and small, about when the distortion of truth can be a crime under the Constitution's guarantee of free speech. This case tests the constitutionality of a federal law making one lie in particular a crime - claiming to have been awarded military medals for valor. Here's NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg." [NPR.com]READ THE TRANSCRIPT ON NPR.COM
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