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California's Video game law being heard by the Supreme Court

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This may have gotten buried in the news yesterday since it was an election day, but yesterday the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on the California violent video game law. The law would criminalize the sale of M, and A/O rated games to minors in the state of California. This would put video games under a different level of scrutiny from other forms of media, as there is no such law for music, movies, books etc.
So what is your opinion on this? Do you think it is constitutional? Do you think video games are inherently different from other forms of media that it deserves this legal distinction? Or do you think this type of law should be used in other forms of media such as music, movies, books as well?

Here is a synopsis of the oral arguments
Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments In Video Game Case - G4tv.com

Here is some commentary about the law
Sessler's Soapbox: Sessler at the Supreme Court - G4tv.com

Here is an interview with the sponsor of the law Leland Yee
Video Games Law Case Could "Provide a Pathway" For Limiting Violent Video Games - G4tv.com
 

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I do feel it is unconstitutional and I am against it. The ESRB is a private organization that would be given the power to limit and regulate the sales of another private company's products. I don't think this is right and the law should be struck down.
 

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Ah, thanks for this post. I had not realized prior to this that its actually pushing for enforcement BEYOND what's done on movies.
 

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We don't need more nanny state controls.
It seems that a large part of the population is just fine with letting the state babysit and rear their children. It sets a bad precedent.
 
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