Tag Archives: Minnesota
Mon, Jun 30, 2008 | 22:06 BST
According to this GI report, ESA’s announced that Minnesota paid $65,000 in legal fees incurred as a result of the association’s successful challenge to the state’s unconstitutional videogame law.
“Minnesota’s citizens should be outraged at paying the bill for this flawed plan,” said ESA CEO Michael Gallagher.
“Minnesota’s public officials ignored legal precedent and instead pursued a political agenda that ultimately cost taxpayers money. Courts across the United States have ruled consistently that videogames are entitled to the same First Amendment protections as other forms of art, such as music and literature.”
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Tue, Mar 18, 2008 | 07:27 GMT
A federal appeals court has upheld a 2006 rejection to a Minnesota law restricting minors’ access to violent games. Under the proposed legislation, minors younger than 17 caught buying or renting video games rated “M” for mature or “AO” for adults-only would have faced a $25 fine.
The judge blocking the law cited constitutional concerns and “a paucity of evidence linking the availability of video games with any harm to Minnesota’s children at all.”
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