"The Associated Press Posted : Wednesday Aug 18, 2010 934 EDT PASADENA, Calif. A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that people have a right to lie about receiving military medals, the second federal court decision in a month to go against the Stolen Valor Act. Xavier Alvarez, who falsely claimed in 2007 to have received the Medal of Honor, challenged the law on appeal after he was charged with violating the act, which makes it a crime to falsely claim to have won a military medal. Alvarez said the act is a violation of free-speech rights. A panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Alvarez in a 2-1 decision. The majority said there was no evidence that such lies harm anybody, and there is no compelling reason for the government to ban such lies." Since the courts have decided that is legal to lie does that make morally right? What about the politicians who have been forced to resign for falsely claiming to have earned medals? Should they be forced out of office? Men and woman have been dying and sacrificing their minds and bodies for this country for centuries. Rulings such as these cast a shadow on all of their medals. So is it is legal to wear a full military uniform with medals in public without ever serving in the military?