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Judge Blocks California Anti-Violent Videogame Law
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date posted: 12:51 AM Wed Dec 28th, 2005
last revision: 12:55 AM Wed Dec 28th, 2005

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Click to read.We reported back in October about an anti-violent videogame law passed by California legislators and signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, who has starred in enough violent videogames to know something about the matter. The legislation immediately sparked a lawsuit from the Entertainment Software Association, which argues that the law is both unnecessary and impedes the First Ammendment rights of minors. Yesterday a US District Judge Ronald Whyte issued an injunction against the law, citing the likelihood of the ESA winning its case to reverse the legislation, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle:

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