#rsrh USSC to review video game ban appeal.

Sorry that the title isn’t snappy, but it happens.

High Court Will Rule On Violent Video Game Ban

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide whether California can ban the sale or rental of violent video games to children.

The court will review a federal court’s decision to throw out California’s ban.

The court in question is the 9th, which has a long and in/glorious (depending on who you ask) history of having its rulings smacked down by the USSC.  Preliminary assumption is that they’ll sustain it, given that there was a roughly similar case last week involving animal cruelty that got struck down – but it’s the Supreme Court.  You never know what those wacky guys and gals over there are going to do.

Moe Lane

PS: My opinion is that I don’t need the legislature to help me decide whether or not I should let my kids have access to violent video games.  And that I don’t need the courts to validate my decision, either; that door swings in both directions.