Len Niehoff is Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan Law School, where he teaches courses in civil procedure, ethics, evidence, First Amendment, law & theology, and media law. He writes regularly in all of these fields. He is also Of Counsel to the Honigman law firm. The opinions expressed here are his own.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Arguing Over Video Game Violence

A transcript of the Supreme Court argument over the constitutionality of a California statute that restricts the sale of violent video games to minors can be found here.

It makes for great reading. A few highlights include Justice Scalia asking: "What's a deviant, violent video game? As opposed to what? A normal violent video game?" And, in the midst of a discussion over the history of First Amendment jurisprudence, Justice Alito drew a laugh when he suggested that Justice Scalia was interested in what James Madison thought of video games.

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