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Virtual Legality Episode 424

Grand Theft Legislature: Can Illinois REALLY Ban Violent Video Games?

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5m Feb 25, 2021
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Hey, look! It's another societal ill! What can we blame it on this time? Oh, I know...the same thing we always blame it on: violent video games.

But can Illinois Representative Marcus Evans, or his great state, actually prohibit all sales of video games like Grand Theft Auto, just because the state might define them as "violent"? What do carjackings have to do with this?

And...how has this not been answered before now? (HINT: It has.)

Maybe "to the best of my ability" isn't a high enough standard...in Virtual Legality.

#VideoGames #Ban #Illinois


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Discussed in this episode:
"Ban sale of Grand Theft Auto, other violent video games, state rep says"
Chicago Sun-Times - February 22, 2021
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/2021/2/22/22295471/grand-theft-auto-illinois-ban-violent-video-games-carjackings-evans-operation-safe-pump

HB3531
Proposed Illinois Bill
https://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=110&GA=102&DocTypeId=HB&DocNum=3531&GAID=16&LegID=132549&SpecSess=&Session=

"Constitution of the State of Illinois"
https://www.ilga.gov/commission/lrb/con13.htm

"Government Restraint of Content of Expression"
Cornell/LII
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan/amendment-1/government-restraint-of-content-of-expression#fn1339

Amendment I
US Constitution
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment

"Amendment XIV"
US Constitution
https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv

"WINTERS v. PEOPLE OF STATE OF NEW YORK"
333 US 507 (1947)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/333/507

"STANLEY v. GEORGIA"
394 U.S. 557 (1969)
https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/394/557

"Brown, et al. v. Entertainment Merchants Assn. et al."
564 U.S. 786 (2011)
https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/564/786/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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