Is California’s violent video game law headed to the U.S. Supreme Court?
State Sen. Leland Yee (D) thinks it should be. Yee has urged California Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal today’s 9th Circuit Court decision which upheld a lower court’s ruling that the video game law he authored in 2005 is unconstitutional.
Yee, a child psychologist, released this statement:
While I am deeply disappointed in today’s ruling, we should not stop our efforts to assist parents in keeping these harmful video games out of the hands of children. I believe this law will inevitably be upheld as Constitutional by the US Supreme Court. In fact, the high court recently agreed, in Roper v. Simmons (2005), that we need to treat children differently in the eyes of the law due to brain development.