QUOTE


"Historically, much of the motivation for public schooling has been to stifle variety and institute social control." - Jack Hugh

Join us on: Twitter | Facebook

Supreme Court rules that violent video games cannot be banned

From the NYRA mailing list:

One of the most important campaigns NYRA has undertaken this year has finally ended. And ended the right way - in victory.

Today the US Supreme Court ruled that young people have a right to free speech that extends even to violent video games. States, such as California, cannot ban the sale of video games to young people, no matter how violent. In a forcefully worded 7-2 decision, Justice Scalia wrote a bold, unequivocal decision upholding the rights of young people to legally buy violent games.

Read the full decision here.

This is a historic Supreme Court decision which will be studied for decades and perhaps centuries to come. NYRA is proud to have played a pivotal role in this case. Together with our partners at the ACLU and the National Coalition Against Censorship we submitted an amicus brief to the Court laying out our case for free speech. Our brief cited young gamers themselves, including quotes we solicited on our blog about the political, cultural and artistic merits of video games. NYRA stayed true to our ideals of bringing the voice of young people to those in power. Read our amicus brief here.

Also, on November 2, during the oral argument of the case, NYRA organized a rally in front of the Supreme Court for Free Speech, Video Games and Youth Suffrage (as it was also election day). Check out info on the rally here.

This is a proud day for all supporters of free speech and youth rights.

(2 Comments)

Join us on: Twitter | Facebook
Posted in: News by SoulRiser on June 28, 2011 @ 1:52 PM

Tags: ,

BLOG


View Latest Comments
Add a new post


GET UPDATES



You alone are responsible for what you do with the information on this site, but please don't ever hurt yourself or anyone else, or break stuff. Use your brain and always listen to your conscience. Click for full disclaimer.

[disclaimer] [privacy] [spread the word]
:: Powered by Wordpress ::
All articles etc. copyright to whoever wrote them. Please copy and distribute anything on this site, as long as you credit it to the author, and include a link to www.school-survival.net