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Scott Brown makes new push for ‘Stolen Valor Act’

WASHINGTON -- Senator Scott Brown made a new push on Tuesday to win passage for legislation that would make it illegal for people to misrepresent themselves as military heroes, two weeks after the Supreme Court struck down a similar law, enacted in 2005, that it said violated free speech protections.

Brown, a Bay State Republican and a member of the Army National Guard, predicted that his legislation, “the Stolen Valor Act of 2011,” would pass muster because it would focus on people who profit from their misrepresentations.

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