Calif. seeks video game ban for minors
Case needs four Supreme Court votes to be heardSAN FRANCISCO -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a law banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.
In February, the 9th U.S. Court of Appeals struck down the 2005 law as a free speech violation that could limit minors’ access to other material under the guise of protecting children. The court said there were less restrictive ways such as parental control to prevent children from accessing violent video games.
Brown argues that the same legal justifications for banning minors from accessing pornography can be applied to violent video games. Votes to hear the case from at least four of the nine justices are required for the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the issue.