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Video Games are Protected by the First Amendment! We won!

Written by Alex Koroknay-Palicz Jun 27, 2011

In a decision handed down today, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in our favor that video games are protected by the First Amendment and California can’t ban them to young people. The case, formerly Schwarzenegger v. EMA, now Brown v. EMA, is a huge victory for youth rights. NYRA, along with the National Coalition Against Censorship and the ACLU wrote an amicus brief defending the rights of young people in this case. We also, on November 2, held a fantastic rally in front of the US Supreme Court in defense of Free Speech, Video Games and Youth Suffrage.

This is a historic victory for youth rights, free speech and video games. People will be studying this case for decades to come and NYRA was there every step of the way. Read the Brown v. Electronic Merchants Association decision here.

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