This is an interesting issue. My guess we all stand together ethically on this issue, but whether or not a law can regulate this kind of behavior is a valid question. Supreme Court Hears Challenge to Stolen Valor Act - ABC News Maj. David McCombs, a U.S. Marine, ... came to the Court to hear a case challenging the Stolen Valor Act, a law that makes it a crime to lie about receiving military awards. ... But some of high court justices struggled with what Justice Anthony Kennedy called the "slippery slope problem." Kennedy asked, for instance, about a lie concerning a college degree. Elena Kagan wondered about a law that could be passed to ban lies about extramarital affairs. Chief Justice John Roberts asked Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., "Where do you stop? I mean, there are many things that people know about themselves that are objectively verifiable where Congress would have an interest in protecting."