US Justices to Consider Law Limiting the Sale of Violent Video Games

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether California may forbid the sale of violent video games to children.Lower courts have consistently struck down similar laws under the First Amendment, declining to extend obscenity principles to images of violence. The Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case in the absence of disagreements in the lower courts suggests that at least some justices might be prepared to rethink how the First Amendment applies to depictions of violence, at least when they are sold to children. see:US Supreme Court to weigh in on restricting violent game sales
The Supreme Court of the United States has agreed to review the case of Schwarzenegger v. Video Software Dealers Association, a lawsuit that arose from a challenge to a law that would ban the sale or rental of violent video games to anyone under the age of 18. top court to rule on California video game law
The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would decide whether a California law banning the sale and rental of violent video games to minors violated constitutional free-speech rights, the first time it will rule on a video game case. Supreme Court to review violent-video-game laws
Stemming from a California case, justices will take up issue of whether First Amendment protects minors who want to buy violent video games. speech versus kids and violent video games [AP]
The Supreme Court will decide whether free speech rights are more important than helping parents keep violent material away from children.

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