A California court has ruled that a law pertaining to video games is unconstitutional.
WiredPRNews.com – A court in California has struck down a law pertaining to the sale or rental of certain video games to people underage. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made a ruling Friday that a previous law that disallowed the sale or rental of video games with violence in them to individuals younger than 18 was unconstitutional and a violation of their rights.
One of the court’s justices, Judge Consuelo Callahan, is quoted as writing in an opinion, “None of the research establishes or suggests a causal link between minors playing violent video games and actual psychological or neurological harm, and inferences to that effect would not be reasonable.”
Michael D. Gallagher of the Entertainment Software Association, is quoted as commenting about the video game legislation, “This is a clear signal that in California and across the country, the reckless pursuit of anti-video game legislation like this is an exercise in wasting taxpayer money, government time and state resources.”