ECA Taps Brooklyn Law School for Amicus Brief Assistance

July 14, 2010 -

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) has drafted the Brooklyn Law School as a contributor to its amicus brief that will eventually be submitted to the Supreme Court in response to Schwarzenegger v EMA.

Students from the Brooklyn Law School’s Incubator & Policy (BLIP) Clinic will provide legal research and other assistance to the ECA and the law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP as they draw up the "friend of the court document." The resulting output will be sent over to the nation’s highest court on September 17 of this year.

Brooklyn Law School Professor and BLIP Founding Director Jonathan Askin stated, “It is important to ensure that the rights of both the producers and consumers of video games are guaranteed in this modern day challenge to the First Amendment. We relish this opportunity to help create the best legal understanding at the intersection of law and emerging technology.”

Saying it was an “honor and a privilege” to work with the law school, ECA VP and general Counsel Jennifer Mercurio added, “Their fresh perspective and passion for our fight to protect gamers’ First Amendment rights is extremely valuable and in turn, we’re pleased to be able to provide the students involved with practical ‘hands on’ working experience.”


Disclosure: GamePolitics is a publication of the ECA


 
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