Back in May, Minnesota introduced a law making it a petty misdemeanour for a person younger than 17 to rent or purchase a video game with an M or AO rating (see here ). As it has done in many other states, the ESA soon brought a constitutional challenge to the new law (see here ).
A US court has now blocked the law, saying that it violates freedom of speech rights. The judge also commented that Minnesota did not provide 'empirical proof"? that violent video games cause psychological harm to minors.
Coverage at http://shorl.com/fadrodabomyfa (Game Spot)
Game Politics has a link to the decision here .