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Old 06-27-2011, 01:43 PM
Location: Piedmont, CA
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The U.S. Supreme Court struck down California's ban on selling violent video games to minors today, ruling that young people's access to even the most brutal onscreen mayhem is protected by freedom of speech.
By a 7-2 vote, the justices declared unconstitutional a law that has been blocked by court orders since it was passed in 2005.

It would have prohibited the sale to anyone younger than 18 of a video game that was so violent that reasonable people would consider it "patently offensive" under prevailing community standards for minors.

Prosecutors would also have been required to show that the game lacked serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value.

Court strikes down California video games law (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/06/27/BA9Q1K37ED.DTL - broken link)
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:20 PM
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Ca is such a nanny state its crazy. Thats what we get for having the worse legislature in ca history.
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Old 06-27-2011, 02:50 PM
Location: Police State
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As a California resident, I sincerely apologize to America and all nine Justices of the Supreme Court for wasting their time on this nonsense.

Times like these have me howling with laughter at the myth that CA is some sort of progressive utopia. Lumping in video games with pornography (an attempt at arbitrary censorship) and banning gay marriage, we're really progressive all right.
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