la times: ag brown takes on violent video games

Violent video games are focus of California petition to Supreme Court

Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has petitioned the high court to uphold a state law banning the sale or rental of violent games to anyone younger than 18.

By Ben Fritz, LA TIMES

California is taking one last stab at regulating violent video games. Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown on Wednesday petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a state law banning the sale of such games to children. The law was overturned by a federal district court on 1st Amendment grounds in 2007. An appeals court in February denied California’s attempt to overturn that decision.

“In the same way pornography can be banned, pornographic violence can be banned as well,” Brown, who is widely expected to run for governor next year, asserted in an interview with The Times.

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