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Fed Judge Halts Calif. Violent Video Game Law

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posted on Dec, 23 2005 @ 10:38 AM
A California law that is set to go into effect on Jan. 1st 2006 that will make it illegal for retailers to sell violent video games has been halted by a Federal Judge today.
The judge citing pending law suits contecting the new law beleives that the suits have a good chance of winning. He also believes that the state does not have the authority to restrict a minor's First Admendment right.
Judge Halts Calif. Violent Video Game Law

This is not the first time that judges have halted laws that would prohibit such sales of these games to minors. This is the 6th time in 5 years that the federal court has struck down or blocked state laws set to limit the sale of these games to minors.

To me this is mind blowing. Here, the Federal court judges are ruling in favor of the video game industry and the minors citing restrictions of the minor's First Admendment rights. Yet, when it comes to searches of a student's personal possessions while in school does not violate thier First Admendment rights.
This judge also questions the connection between minors playing violent video games. I guess he never read the APA (American Psychological Association) findings back in 2000 which found a strong connection between violent video games and increased aggression in minors. The connection between the two is even stronger than that of Violent movies / and violent television shows causing increased aggression.
This is another fine example of the courts ruling in favor of big buisness


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