“Nowhere near” to constitutional


In a completely unsurprising verdict, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly struck down the Illinois law that would have restricted the sale of violent and sexually explicit video games. It was unsurprisingly because our state government has known from the start that the whole exercise was, as the judge said, “nowhere near” to constitutional. It’s been a publicity stunt all along, and for all the actual effect this whole fiasco will have on “the children,” video games, and the intersection thereof, the Governor might as well have set fire to a big stack of taxpayer money and said it was a performance piece dedicated to “the little ones”. And he plans on setting more of our money on fire (figuratively) because the Governor’s office plans on appealing the decision.

Chicago Sun-Times: Ban on video games shot down (get it? “Shot down”)
Chicago Tribune: Governor to fight video-game ruling (get it? “Fight”)
GamesAreFun: Judge rules on Illinois Video Game Law
ZeStuff: Stop Shifting Blame tshirt (via Kotaku)

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