Monthly Archives: February 2012

Deputy Federal Public Defender Jonathan Libby Argues Before the Supreme Court in Alvarez v. U.S.

Posted on February 22, 2012

Today, Jonathan Libby, an attorney with Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Central District of California, argued before the United States Supreme Court in the federal appeal of our client, Xavier Alvarez.  The legal issue at question: The constitutionality of a federal law that makes lying about receiving military medals or honors a crime. Mr. Libby argued that the First Amendment would suggest that Congress does not get to decide what we can and cannot say. Further, there needs to be harm associated with the lie […]..