The Supreme Court today struck down two state laws concerning free speech. In Arizona Free Enterprise Club PAC v. Bennett, Chief Justice Roberts, representing the usual 5-4 split, delivered an opinion striking down Arizona’s Clean Elections Act granting matching funds to publicly financed candidates triggered by spending by privately financed candidates and outside groups. In EMA v. Brown, Scalia delivers the opinion of a seven Justice majority striking down California’s ban on the sale of violent video games to children. More analysis to come.
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The Supreme Court has granted certiorari in Schwarzenegger v. Entertainment Merchants Association, a Ninth Circuit decision that struck down, on First Amendment grounds, a California statute prohibiting the sale or rental of certain “violent video games” to minors. In finding the California statute unconstitutional, the Court of Appeals distinguished Ginsberg [...]