Supreme Court reaffirms First Amendment protections in video game case, as urged in ASNE amicus brief
- By: ASNE staff
- On: 06/29/2011 17:15:00
- In: Amicus briefs
Immediately following the decision, ASNE and First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson wrote an overview of the case published by Yahoo! News.
In Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association, the Supreme Court turned back a longstanding effort to designate depictions of violence as a new category of unprotected speech. “No doubt a state possesses legitimate power to protect children from harm,” said Justice Antonin Scalia, who wrote the majority opinion striking down a California law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. “But that does not include a free-floating power to restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed.” The majority supported arguments that had been raised by the amicus brief ASNE joined in the case. Immediately following the decision, ASNE and First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson wrote an overview of the case published by Yahoo! News.
ASNE participates in amicus in video game case