Skip to comments.Court: Calif. can't ban violent video game sales
Posted on 06/27/2011 9:16:28 AM PDT by Kaslin
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday refused to let California regulate the sale or rental of violent video games to children, saying governments do not have the power to "restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" despite complaints about graphic violence.
On a 7-2 vote, the high court upheld a federal appeals court decision to throw out the state's ban on the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Sacramento had ruled that the law violated minors' rights under the First Amendment, and the high court agreed.
"No doubt a state possesses legitimate power to protect children from harm," said Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the majority opinion. "But that does not include a free-floating power to restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed."
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Time for someone to bring suit against the ban on Happy Meals? Or does this cover it?
Knowing California, probably not. They’ll have to be dragged kicking and screaming back toward Constitutional freedoms.
By the way, I don’t necessarily think these games are good for kids, but we need to work toward converting their parents.
Let's see how long this theory lasts when the desire, by parents, to expose their children to Biblical teachings on homosexuality through the institution of Christian churches, comes up against the homosexual agenda in states that have legalized same-sex marriage.
Damn skippy right. Children have parental units (for you Libtard morons). Parents are supposed to be the filter. The government should not be raising your children.
RE: Nanny-statism, I’m awaiting Moochelle to be a player in getting kid’s sugar bomb cereals banned from lower shelf placement in the grocery stores.
Put out a video game giving points for knocking off Justices of the Supreme Court and Members of Congress, by name, and the Court will reverse itself do fast that the rotation of the earth will slow by .003 nanoseconds!
So, how about they ban “Cars 2”?
Explosions, small-arms strafing, and a plot line WAY beyond the comprehension of the typical six-year-old.
Nothing, but nothing, was subtle about the violence in that film.
Did you read the article which said that the USSC ruled Kalifornia can not ban violent games from children? I am sure that goes for all states that try too
So now the SCOTUS is now loaded with Commies to ensure the complete installation of Communism in America by deepening the indoctrination process to children in once another avenue! Parents, be vigilant about monitoring your children’s computer use! And for heaven’s sake, Home School your children!
Excellent. It’s up to the parents and no one else
I don’t believe you read the article.
BUT SF CAN BAN PETS
I knew right away Thomas was one of the two. He can be a real pris.
I just don’t understand why otherwise good Christian people allow a bunch of perverts, Marxists, and deadbeats educate their children.
Why should they? Blaming video games for violence is just as stupid as blaming guns. But then again, I supose they have to blame something or someone. People cannot take responsibility for their own actions now, can they?
Supremes ‘Drive-By’ California Violent Video Games Ban
Kidz on the streets in Richmond and Oakland duck, cower.
I agree 100 percent, and it’s really the parents responsibility not to let their kids play violent games
That imbecile at the AP sneered at Thomas, without realizing that he made a statement that is truly essential to future conservatism.
“The practices and beliefs of the founding generation establish that “the freedom of speech,” as originally understood, does not include a right to speak to minors (or a right of minors to access speech) without going through the minors’ parents or guardians,” Thomas wrote.”
Holy smokes! Ask yourself what non-parent adults talk *most* to children? Teachers!
Thomas has refuted the “right” of States and school districts to add things like “homosexual studies” to their children’s curriculum without parental consent. Nor can they just hand students radical materials and tell them to read it, or even just make them available to students.
This is not the first major league home run philosophical statement that Thomas has made, either. It would probably be a very good idea to review all of his previous decisions, because he is working at a level of legal rocket science.
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