Unlike their numerically and intellectual inferiors in the 9th Circuit, the three judge panel of the 10th Circuit Court upheld the Stolen Valor Act in regards to Richard Strandlof/Duncan according to the Denver Post. Strandlof was a member of both the IVAW and VoteVets who pretended to be a gay Marine Captain with nine fingers (despite sporting ten in the average assortment) and a plate in his unscarred pate.
Today’s decision by the 10th Circuit means the charges against Strandlof are re-instated and his case goes back to the trial court, where his prosecution can continue.
The 10th Circuit is the second federal appellate court — one step below the U.S. Supreme Court in authority — to consider the constitutionality of the Stolen Valor Act.
It probably didn’t help Strandlof’s case when he resurfaced in Colorado as a gay Jewish lawyer by the name of Rick Gold while he was awaiting the 10th Circuit’s decision. It’s beginning to look like he’s really married to the gay aspect of his personae.
Thanks to Zero for the link.