“I have lost plenty of friends in combat, so it is angering and frustrating that seething fools like Alvarez are allowed to besmirch the sacrifice of service.” Jacobs added.
While the court has struck down the 2006 law, there are efforts underway to get a more feasible law on the books.
Last year, Nevada Republican Rep. Joe Heck introduced the “The Stolen Valor Act of 2011” — which makes misrepresentations of military service “with intent to obtain anything of value” a federal misdemeanor. The legislation was referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security on June 1.
Massachusetts Republican Sen. Scott Brown has companion legislation in the Senate. The legislation bill has been pending in the Judiciary Committee since October, with the court’s decision, however, Brown has reinvigorated his push to pass it.