Supreme Court Strikes Rule Banning Violent Video Game Sale to KidsJune 28, 2011 – In The News
Scott L. Vernick discussed the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court decision to turn down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors on Fox News Radio.
The law sought to ban or prohibit the sale of violent video games to anyone under 18. The ruling, given by Justice Antonin Scalia, stated that video games, like books, plays and movies, are protected under the First Amendment. Following the decision, Scalia stated: "Even where the protection of children is the object, the constitutional limits on governmental action apply."
The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which places ratings on video games, says the ruling proves the rating system is working and will keep the power of decision-making in the hands of parents.
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