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Supreme Court: Violent Game Ban Violates First Amendment


A couple of days ago, Dawdle posted that the US Supreme Court would be deciding on whether or not California's 2005 ban on the sale of violent video games to minors was a violation of First Amendment rights. I honestly wasn't expecting to hear a result this fast - legal proceedings tend to drag on forever - but today the Supreme Court judges have released their decision: the ban violates the First Amendment rights of free speech and is thus unconstitutional.


For all of you legal eagles, SCOTUSblog has a substantial collection of coverage, briefs and documents all here, including translations from legalese to plain English (a feature that Google Translate has yet to implement). Oh, and the money quote from the proceedings? Provided by Justice Alito explaining Justice Scalia's posed questions to the lawyer representing California:

"what Justice Scalia wants to know is what James Madison thought about video games . . . did he enjoy them?"

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