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Supreme Court Sets Date For Violent Game Hearing

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Posted August 27, 2010 - By Stephen Johnson

Video Game Industry Issues Arguments Regarding Appeal Of California's Violent Video Game LawThe Supreme Court will begin hearing a case this fall that could decide the fate of the entire video game world. Schwarzenegger vs. EMA (Entertainment Merchants Association) will go before US Supreme Court on November 2.

The case stems from a law passed in California that penalizes retailers for selling violent games to minors. So far, the courts have ruled the law unconstitutional, but the Supreme Court will ultimately decide, and if the Court decides in favor of the state of California, it essentially means that games are not protected speech under the Constitution. This is a bad, bad thing.

Does anyone else think it's ironic that Schwarzenegger, who made an entire career out of very violent movies would have his name attached to a bill that rules that another form of violent art isn't constitutionally protected?

Either way, the Court should issue it's ruling soon after arguments are complete.

Source: Joystiq

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