Several of the Justices rightfully concluded that parents need and deserve a tool to help raise healthy kids, that interactive video games are different than passive media such as movies and music, that many of these games have gratuitous violence inappropriate for minors, and that there is a compelling state interest in protecting children. As the Court has often ruled in favor of limiting children’s access to potentially harmful material, I am hopeful that a majority of the Justices will declare California’s law as constitutional or at least provide the legal guidance for future public policy. - Leeland Yee
Mr. Yee is obviously hoping that the bill goes through the Supreme Court, as is another politician. Delaware Representative Helene Keeley has been trying to pass similar legislation against violent video games for years now, but to no avail. Now she says that if the California case results in a loss for the game industry, she’s ready to move forward with legislation in Delaware. See people, this is what we were worried about!