In April 2002, U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh rejected a request by a video game industry group to invalidate the ordinance.:: posted by Donald Melanson, 10:02 PM |
But the appeals court ruled there was no justification for disqualifying video games from the right to free speech simply because they are considered interactive.
"Whether we believe the advent of violent video games adds anything to value of society is irrelevant; guided by the first amendment, we are obliged to recognize that 'they are as much entitled to the protection of free speech as the best of literature,'" Judge Morris S. Arnold wrote.
Tuesday, June 03, 2003