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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Case on Lying About Military Honors (Video)

Today is George Washington's birthday, and it's the first president's image that appears on one of the military's most recognizable honors - the Purple Heart. So it seems only fitting that the nation's highest court is hearing a case today on whether it should be a crime to lie about earning military honors like the Purple Heart.

At issue is the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, a which makes it illegal to lie about earning a military medal, according to the Christian Science Monitor. Opponents of the law say it violates the First Amendment.

For a little history on the Stolen Valor Act, here's a story from CBS News: