How many times are state legislators going to try to pass video game bans before they learn what many judges have pointed out -- that the bans are unconstitutional? Well, probably for quite some time, as long as "protecting the children" remains politically en vogue. Louisiana's legislators are the latest to pass such a law, only for a judge to put it on hold before a trial that will likely strike the law down, just as several other courts have done. It's not that these legislators are ignorant of the Constitution (we hope), but rather that it's very politcally easy to pass this kind of law, then when it gets struck down in the courts, politicians can act like they've done something, but those damn activist judges (or whoever else they want to blame) just keep getting in the way. That way, they can create the appearance that they're doing something without attacking the real root of the supposed problem -- letting people abdicate responsibility for their actions.
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