California Supreme Court Justices - Getty Images In a landmark ruling, the U. S. Supreme Court Monday declared video games are protected forms of free speech, striking down a controversial California law that that attempted to restrict the sale of some titles to minors.
The state argued that violent games are harmful to children and, as such, their sale should be restricted. California took a slightly different approach than other states who have attempted to pass similiar laws, though, by including violent games in the same category as cigarettes and adult magazines.
The Court strongly rejected the argument.
"Video games qualify for First Amendment protection," the Court said in its ruling, written by Justice Scalia. "Like protectedRead More »from Supreme Court: First Amendment covers video games