The United States Supreme Court today struck down a California law that bans sales or rentals of "violent video games" to minors, ruling that the state law is a violation of free-speech rights. This is the high court's first ruling in a case involving video games. Reuters, Wired, CNET, and here's the PDF. 7-2, Thomas and Breyer dissented.
Brian Crecente at Kotaku wrote the best analysis we've seen.
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