Illinois’ Violent Video Game Law and Sexually Explicit Video Game Law have just been declared unconstitutional by the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The former of these laws was shown unconstitutional because the state could not prove either that “(a) violent content in video games is ‘directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action’ or (b) violent video games are ‘likely to’ produce ‘imminent’ violence”. The latter law, the Sexually Explicit Video Game Law, was considered unconstitutional because the term “sexually explicit” content was defined in such a vague way, and thus was not applied consistently enough in the legislation. Read about the actual case at gamepolitics.com.
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