Yup, The Constitution Still Applies In Minnesota, Too
from the in-case-you-were-wondering dept
How many times does this need to be repeated? How many times will grandstanding, politically motivated state politicians ignore the rulings in every other state and try to push through unconstitutional laws to ban video games? Just as has happened in places like Louisiana, Oklahoma, Michigan, Illinois and a few other states, a law banning the sale of certain video games to minors in the state of Minnesota has been struck down as unconstitutional. The same thing happens absolutely everywhere it's tried -- and any politicians must know that by now. There's simply no reason to put forth more of these laws, as they simply waste the time of the courts and act as a way for politicians to grandstand on an issue that doesn't seem supported by the facts. In this case, the judge noted, again, that there's simply no real proof that video games and violence are linked: "There is a paucity of evidence linking the availability of video games with any harm to Minnesota's children at all.... It is impossible to determine from the data presented whether violent video games cause violence, or whether violent individuals are attracted to violent video games."