From today’s Supreme Court argument in Schwarzenegger v. EMA, a nice shout out for those of us who got our hand-eye coordination–such as it is–trying to protect the freedom of Earthrealm. And another reason it is good to have a few Justices who didn’t spend their childhoods thinking chaste thoughts and waiting for television to be invented–or at least one who feels just a little comfortable in the world younger Americans grew up in.
JUSTICE KAGAN: You think Mortal Kombat is prohibited by this statute?
MR. MORAZZINI: I believe it’s a candidate, Your Honor, but I haven’t played the game and been exposed to it sufficiently to judge for myself.
JUSTICE KAGAN: It’s a candidate, meaning, yes, a reasonable jury could find that Mortal Kombat, which is an iconic game, which I am sure half of the clerks who work for us spent considerable amounts of time in their adolescence playing.
JUSTICE SCALIA: I don’t know what she’s talking about.