Supreme Court Does Something That Makes Sense, Strikes Down Law Banning Sale Of Violent Games To Kids

So far this session, the Supreme Court has basically guaranteed a future filled with mandatory binding arbitration, said it’s completely cool for drug companies to data mine prescription records and blocked a mammoth class-action suit against Walmart. So they were due to do something that made sense.

Earlier today, the Supremes hit back-forward-forward-back-Y, slicing off the head and then bisecting the the torso of a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors.

“Like books, plays and movies, video games communicate ideas,” said Justice Antonin Scalia, who led the 7-2 pwning. “The most basic principle of 1st Amendment law is that government has no power to restrict expression because of its content.”

Dissenting were Justices Thomas and Breyer, both of whom prefer playing Wii Sports.

Supreme Court lifts limits on sale of violent video games to minors [LA Times]