Jun 28, 2011

It's Not Cigarettes

The Supreme Court today struck down California’s ban on renting or selling violent video games to minors in a 7-2 decision. The Court held that the law violated minors’ First Amendment rights.

Writing for the majority, Justice Scalia said, “No doubt a state possesses legitimate power to protect children from harm. But that does not include a free-floating power to restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed.”

If the law had been upheld, California could have fined retailers $1,000 every time they sold a violent game to someone under 18.

Or in other words, it's the parent's duty - not the Nanny State's. Chalk one up for freedom

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