Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Short of reading the transcript or listening to a recording of last Tuesday’s Supreme Court arguments in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Assn., the First Amendment challenge to California’s video games law, the WSJournal article Justices Split on Violent Games provides a succinct summary of the ¬†justices’ questions and comments. ¬†They range from Scalia’s “What’s next after violence? Drinking? Smoking?” to Breyer’s “what sense is there” to a 13-year-old being able to acquire a game showing “gratuitous torture of children” but not “a picture of a naked woman” to Kagan’s “Mortal Kombat is an iconic game which I am sure half of the clerks who work for us spent considerable amounts of time in their adolescence playing.”

Those interested in the Supreme Court or in pending or decided cases should bookmark the Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments page and Cornell Law School’s research guide to U.S. Supreme Court Oral Arguments.

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