Nine states and Puerto Rico have joined to file a brief with the Supreme Court urging the justices not to uphold a California law that bans the sale or rental of violent video games to minors. In addition to raising the "specter of censorship," the states agreed that California's law, if replicated, would waste scarce law enforcement resources and provide support for a Twinkie-style defense argument that "the video game made me do it" for accused criminals. The case is set for argument at the high court on Nov. 2.
States Join Media Groups in Briefs Opposing California's Violent Video Game Ban
The National Law Journal
September 21, 2010