Leland Yee, who wrote and sponsored California's new bill prohibiting the sale of violent video games to children, and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently signed the bill into law, have both spoken out about the legal challenge brought jointly by the ESA and the VSDA. Yee's comments are more confrontational, including the statement that the video game industry is 'not concerned with the health and welfare of our children"? and is governed solely by its own financial interests. Schwarzenegger focused more on the bill's ability to help parents determine which games are appropriate for their children.
Similar laws have already been overturned in the cities of Indianapolis and St. Louis and in Washington state; constitutional challenges to other video game laws are ongoing in Illinois and Michigan.
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