It is being challenged now in federal court. Xavier Alvarez, a California man convicted in 2007 of falsely claiming to be a decorated Marine, is asking the U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the conviction and rule the Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional. A ruling could come at any time. Stolen Valor: Challenges to Fake Medals Met with Criticism - ABC News I understand that there are 3 separate cases where the ACLU is trying to get the law overturned. What say you Veterans? Is falsely claiming medals or service within the 1st amendment rights?