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SCOTUS: Video game ban unconstitutional

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MisterCreosote, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Government throws out ruling requiring governing. Tea party should rejoice.
  3. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The result that was expected, but still good to see it come down.

    Breyer was practically psychotic at the oral argument in favor of the ban. Almost uncomfortably emotional about it. So no surprise to see him in the dissent.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    SCOTUS was busy today. They also threw out an Arizona law to allow extra taxpayer funded support for political candidates who get outspent:


    Here's what sounds bad, to me. The five say that it violates free speech. How is that, when the more money a candidate has, the more speech they can disseminate?
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    So ... how are movie ratings not the same thing?
  6. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    I don't think movie ratings are a law. They're set by the theaters and enforced by them.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Because the government does not create them. The MPAA does, and it's a private organization.
  8. printdust

    printdust New Member

    This is our America.

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  9. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    I'm going to guess because it's the government propping up another candidate, to counter a free citizen's speech.
  10. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Ratings are a guide. California wanted an outright ban on the games.
  11. J-School Blue

    J-School Blue Member

    As someone who lives in AZ and is a big supporter of Clean Elections, I'm pretty chilled by this. It's certainly consistent with the Court's continued dismantling of campaign finance reform efforts. I expect it to continue, to the detriment of everyone who can't buy a legislator.

    ETA: As for the video game decision, that was a good one.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    When did our America start having so many foreign license plates?
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