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Regulating Youth Access to Violent Video Games: Three Responses to First Amendment Concerns


Kevin W. Saunders


Michigan State University College of Law


Michigan State-DCL Law Review, p. 51, 2003

Abstract:     
Recent efforts to limit the access of children to violent video games have faced legal challenge under the First Amendment. This article presents three theories that may provide defenses to constitutional challenges. The evidence of harmful effects is examined to argue that limitations may meet strict scrutiny. The theory that violence may fit within harmful to minors statutes ordinarily directed at pornography is also presented. Lastly, the argument that video game play is not expression protected by the amendment is explored.

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Date posted: October 2, 2003  

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Saunders, Kevin W., Regulating Youth Access to Violent Video Games: Three Responses to First Amendment Concerns. Michigan State-DCL Law Review, p. 51, 2003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=443140 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.443140

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Michigan State University College of Law ( email )
318 Law College Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300
United States
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