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Illinois game ban ruled unconstitutional

Finally some good news regarding video games legislation. According to CNN, a federal judge in Illinois ruled that a law there that puts restrictions on the sale of violent and sexually explicit video games to minors is unconstitutional. The state is now barred from enforcing the law. State officials “have come nowhere near” demonstrating that the law passes constitutional muster, according to the judge. He said the law would interfere with the First Amendment and there wasn’t a compelling enough reason, such as preventing imminent violence, to allow that. “In this country, the state lacks the authority to ban protected speech on the ground that it affects the listener’s or observer’s thoughts and attitudes,” the judge wrote.