6 Tex. Rev. Ent. & Sports L. 79 (2004-2006)
Precedent Be Damned - It's All about Good Politics & Sensational Soundbites: The Video Game Censorship Saga of 2005

handle is hein.journals/tresl6 and id is 81 raw text is: PRECEDENT BE DAMNED - IT'S ALL ABOUT

GOOD POLITICS & SENSATIONAL SOUNDBITES:
THE VIDEO GAME CENSORSHIP SAGA OF 2005
Clay Calvert 7 & Robert D. Richardse
Introduction   ................................................................................  80
I. THE LEGISLATIVE LANDSCAPE OF 2005: THE BATTLES IN
ILLINOIS, MICHIGAN AND CALIFORNIA OVER VIDEO GAME
L A W S  ..................................................................................  87
A .  Illinois  ..........................................................................  87
1. The Initial Outrage, Rhetoric and Proposal ........... 90
2. The First Amendment, Precedent and Judicial
Protection of Video Games ..................................... 94
3. Legislation, Litigation and Judicial Resolution in
Illinois  ...................................................................   98
B .  M ich igan  ....................................................................... 110
C .  C alifornia  ...................................................................... 119
D .  S um m ary  ....................................................................... 128
II. Making a Federal Case Out of Violent Video Games ............ 129
III. It's Just Our Opinion: Newspapers Weigh in on Violent
V ideo  G am es  ....................................................................... 136
A. Restricting Violent Video Games on the State Level .... 138
v Associate Professor of Communications &     Law  and Co-Director of the
Pennsylvania Center for the First Amendment at The Pennsylvania State
University. B.A., 1987, Communication, Stanford University; J.D. (Order of the
Coif), 1991, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific; Ph.D., 1996,
Communication, Stanford University. Member, State Bar of California.
 Professor of Journalism & Law and Founding Co-Director of the Pennsylvania
Center for the First Amendment at The Pennsylvania State University. B.A., 1983,
M.A. 1984, Communication, The Pennsylvania State University; J.D., 1987, The
American University.   Member, State Bar of Pennsylvania.      The authors
collectively thank the research efforts of Harriet Huell, Mary Tiritilli, Rachel
Frankel, Michael Loggia and Alan Zhou of The Pennsylvania State University who
contributed to this article.

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