Brown v. EMA Expenses Kicked to Ninth Circuit

It looks like the State of California and the Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) have not quite completed their courtroom business together, but the rest of their battle will take place in a lower court.

The Supreme Court of the United States chose not to make a ruling on the EMA’s request that the court award it $1.4 million in attorney’s fees and expenses related to Brown v. EMA (08-1448). Instead, the court sent it back to the Ninth Circuit Court for adjudication.

The EMA had asked the court to award it expenses related to the "Violent Video Game Law" penned by State Senator Leland Yee – who is now running for Mayor of San Francisco. A loss by the state would be a black eye to Yee and to Governor Jerry Brown for a number of reasons but I can think of 1.4 million other reasons why the public might get out the pitchforks and torches…

We’ll have more on this story as it develops. As usual the decision on this case comes from the wonderful SCOTUS BLOG.

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