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Supreme Court To Consider Reviewing California Game Law

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will decide whether it will review a California law restricting the sale of particularly violent games to minors, which was previously struck down by an appeals court.

If the Supreme Court decides to review the law, it is possible it will uphold the law and declare it constitutional, in contrast to the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' February 2009 decision.

The law was written by California state senator Leland Yee (D, San Francisco), a longtime proponent of legislation restricting the sale of violent games to minors. It was passed by the state legislature in 2004 and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who still maintains his support for its goals.

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Darkstorn2922d ago

The San Francisco-based 9th circuit court was right to call this legislation unconstitutional.

However, the Supreme Court is staunchly conservative, and I don't see Scalia, Alito, or Thomas voting on the side of the gamers.

SactoGamer2922d ago

woodgrains wrote:
Get the Gov. out of parental resposiblilities. The parents need to belly up to take care of choices like that. Reduce the government and let the people make their own decisions. Big brother is going to have another revolution if they don't get out of our business like that.

egdave wrote:
Glad my kids are grown and I do not have to worry the courts making my parenting decisions... My daughter is moving to AZ for a better place to live, work, and raise my grandson. CA is falling a part...