JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Federal judge blocked California law against violent video games
Meagan McElroy at 12:00 AM ET

On December 21, 2005, the US District Court for the Northern District of California granted a temporary injunction against a California law [PDF] banning the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. Industry groups had filed suit in October 2005 challenging the law's constitutionality under the First Amendment. The case was ultimately appealed to the US Supreme Court after the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the district court's ruling. The Supreme Court struck down the law as unconstitutional in June 2011.

Learn more about the laws governing video games from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2011


LATEST DAYS

 US ratified North Atlantic Treaty
July 21, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org