Miles Gloriosus, the war hero wannabe, is a figure of comedy at least as old as the Roman playright Plautus—a stock figure endlessly reincarnated in imaginative literature right up to the present. Now Congress says that the real thing—actually claiming combat glory you never even came close to—is a crime. Others say that it can’t be punished thus under the First Amendment, which is routinely held by the courts to shield really unspeakable things that somehow get spoken. Courthouse News Services summarizes the arguments pro and con as the validity of the Stolen Valor Act heads to the U.S. Supreme Court.