Landmark Supreme Court Case for Violent Games Date Set

The final case that will determine the future of violent video games in the United States will be decided soon in the coming months. After a series of tumbling and bureaucratic bickering, the major case for violent video game sales bans will soon reach the highest law of the land in the USA for judgement November 2nd, 2010.

The case originated from California’s attempted legislation in 2005 to ban the sale of all violent video games to anyone under the age of 18. Under the full endorsement of California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new law was repeatedly thrown out of district courts after they deemed the bill unconstitutional as it entrenched on 1st amendment rights. Despite that and a host of similar laws passed by other states that were smacked down, the flurry of appeals by California as well as a coalition of other states have now reached the ears of the U.S. Supreme Court.

The final showdown has come.

The ECA has a petition going for all gamers in hopes that this can influence the major decision about to be judged upon in Washington. You can sign it here.

Perhaps we as gamers can finally see an end to this ridiculous political circus that has for years wasted taxpayer’s money on unneeded, unwanted, and completely unconstitutional legislation.

Source:
ECA