Supreme Court Rules Against Barring Minors From Violent Video Games


On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the state cannot ban the sale or rental of violent video games to minors, as it would violate free-speech rights. By a 7-2 vote, the court struck down a California law that also imposed stricter video game labeling requirements, declaring that video games, like books, plays, and movies, merit free-speech protection. "Grimm's Fairy Tales, for example, are grim indeed," Justice Antonin Scalia explained, citing Cinderella's evil stepsisters "having their eyes pecked out by birds" and Hansel and Gretel killing their captor by baking her in an oven. Grand Theft Auto is nothing compared to those two. [Reuters]