A federal judge in Oklahoma has blocked a new state law that would prohibit the sale of violent video games to children. Two video game industry groups have challenged the law, which was supposed to go into effect Nov. 1, claiming it is an unconstitutional infringement on First Amendment rights. Industry officials say that they rate the games' content, and retailers are committed to enforcing the age restrictions, also noting that similar laws have been overturned in other states.
Federal Judge Halts Law Banning Video Games
The Associated Press
October 16, 2006
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