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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Court Victory for Grand Theft Auto

'Grand Theft Auto' for everyone! In a victory for the video game industry, the Supreme Court tossed out a California law that prohibited the sale of violent games to kids, saying the ban violated the 1st Amendment right to free speech. 


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said in his majority opinion that there is "no tradition in this country of specially restricting children's access to depictions of violence. … Grimm's Fairy Tales, for example, are grim indeed." 


More on the decision from the Los Angeles TimesNew York Times and Wall Street Journal


The court also agreed to hear a case in its next session that could decide the fate of the Federal Communications Commission's indecency rules. 


More on that from the Los Angeles Times and Broadcasting & Cable.


From the LA Times Company Town Blog..click here.