SACRAMENTO — Lying about military honors isn’t right, but it isn’t a crime, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed today.

By declining an en banc review, the court’s majority upheld an appellate panel ruling that struck down the Stolen Valor Act, a 2005 federal law which prescribes fines, prison time or both for lying about receiving a military medal.

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