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 Monday, May 25, 2009

California has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to reinstate a law to keep violent video games out of the hands of anyone under 18. A U.S. Court of Appeals revoked the law in February. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger urged the court to let parents decide. But the Entertainment Software Association called the petition a "complete waste" of time.  

The law was passed by California legislators in 2005 but was blocked by the video-game industry. Brown and Schwarzenegger compared the ban on violent games to banning pornography.

"I signed this important measure to ensure parents are involved in determining which video games are appropriate for their children," Schwarzenegger said. "By prohibiting the sale of violent video games to children under the age of 18 and requiring these games to be clearly labeled, this law would allow parents to make better informed decisions for their kids."

 

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