|Phoenix Wright is our Defense Attorney during this case.|
Couple days ago I had posted about the the Supreme Court Case on the California Violent Video Game Ban. See what the Judges had to say!
|The California Violent Video Game Ban infographic.|
So the Judges don't appear to be taking the California Law very seriously after all as I had feared. This is actually a good and funny thing considering the Justices are cracking up some funny video game jokes. And one them surprisingly knows what Mortal Kombat is! here is excerpts of a couple of their exchanges!
Justice Kagan: Do you think Mortal Kombat is prohibited by this statute?(Excerpt can be seen in geekosystem.com here)
[California deputy attorney general Zackery P.] Morazzini: I believe it is a candidate. But I haven’t played the game and been exposed to it sufficiently to judge for myself.
Justice Kagan: I am sure half of the clerks who work for us spent considerable amounts of time in their adolescence playing [it].
Justice Scalia: I don’t know what she’s talking about.
And from Justice Sandra Sotomayor:
“One of the studies, the Anderson study, says that the effect of violence is the same for a Bugs Bunny episode as it is for a violent video. So can the legislature now, because it has that study, say we can outlaw Bugs Bunny?”
And from Justice Antonin Scalia:
That same argument could have been made when movies first came out. They could have said, oh, we’ve had violence in Grimm’s fairy tales, but we’ve never had it live on the screen. I mean, every time there’s a new technology, you can make that argument.
You can view the full transcript here for along with another website's input on the issue and here for the full PDF!
I think we can see this result for the California law...