Supreme Court Overturns Violent Video Game Ban

Today, the video game industry has reason to celebrate. In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a violent video game ban in California is unconstitutional, arguing that games should enjoy the same First Amendment rights as books, plays, movies, and other expressive mediums. The ban would have made it illegal to sell or rent violent video games to minors. 

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

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