Further Thoughts On Lies And The First Amendment

Following up on my post yesterday about the Stolen Valor Act, Eugene Volokh has an excellent review of the legal status of false statements under the First Amendment.

It is too long to summarize, so I’ll just commend it to your attention if you’re interested in the topic.

 

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About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed for too young in July 2021.