Thursday, August 22, 2013

Supreme Court Justices Studied Their Games

Now this is interesting: in order to educate themselves about video games, several of the Supreme Court Justices, Elena Kagan named in particular, played a few before their ruling over Brown vs. EMA regarding the California Law limiting the sales of games to minors   

In 2011, a few members from the gaming industry, not listed in the original article, sent some of the products that were defined in the California law as being “extremely violent” such as Resident Evil 4 and Medal of Honor. The Justices reached out to their younger colleagues and clerks for help to better understand the gaming community and growing technologies. Kagan found it funny, though didn’t mention if they played the games provided to them or something else entirely.

But hey, it goes to show that some politicians and the upper echelons of government do care about us and want to research a topic to ensure that their decisions will be, what they feel, is right in the eyes of the law. And in this situation, they struck down the California law in a 7-2 ruling earlier this year. So hey, more power to the research of playing games!

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