puts Michigan's video game law on hold
(thanks Mike Martinez) has the latest
development in efforts to fight (story
) Michigan's recently
) violent gaming law:
"(Michigan) has been
unable to demonstrate the perceived harm it seeks to protect against," Judge
George Caram Steeh wrote in a ruling obtained by Reuters.
He added that the state had failed to show what harm could result from selling
games to minors. The judge also said "obvious harm" could arise from "stifling
free speech" if the law goes into effect as planned on December 1.
"Plaintiffs have demonstrated that the Act is unlikely to survive strict
scrutiny, and that irreparable harm follows from the loss of First Amendment
freedoms," Judge Steeh wrote.