Monday, June 30, 2008

One of the few times I am not proud of Minnesota.

As some of you may be aware, the great state of Minnesota was trying to pass a law that made it possible for minors to be fined for trying to buy Mature and Adults Only games. It struggled mightily a couple times and now it's definitely done.

The law that was ruled to be unconstitutional, was going to force a 25 dollar fine on any 15 year old that asked the other 15 year old if they can open the video game case so they can get Halo 3.

The US District Court in Minnesota also made Minnesota pay $65,000 in attorney fees and expenses incurred as a result of their successful challenge to Minnesota's unconstitutional video game law. That is $0.0126 per person in Minnesota.

Read the full press release here.

Obviously this way of trying to keep mature video games out of the young ones hands is ridiculous, but what do you think about making it illegal for retailers to sell them to minors, as opposed to the current law which there is none.

12 comments:

locopuyo said...

Yeah that was pretty retarded and pissed me off. At least it didn't end up costing millions like the Illinois. Or be retarded like Arnold and take the obviously unconstitutional law to a higher court and waste even more money.

adeclipse said...

I'm not sure i understand what you were saying. Did the law get passed in favor or against?

Dammer said...

This guy has a funny name.

locopuyo said...

It got passed in favor. There have been a lot of laws like this different places getting passed. Only to be overturned as unconstitutional by the courts the next week. They're obviously unconstitutional and it's just idiot politicians trying to appeal to soccer moms and other nut jobs.

It is a huge waste of money and the laws are wrong on so many fronts it's just ridiculous.

Squatting Bear said...

happy birthday to daymonster and happy 4th of july to everyone else. i played day 1A of the wsop main event yesterday and managed to make it to day 2 with 43k chips, average is about 40k, we started with 20k. i play again on day 2A, which is on tuesday.

Dammer said...

Sweeeeeeeeet. I hear if you take all the chips you win. I had a "first" today. For (I think?) the first time in my life, I puked the morning after a night of drinking. Of course, I was unfairly being driven around on a golf cart that felt like a rollercoaster for an hour before my stomach had to offload its contents, but I puked nonetheless.

Dammer said...

Anybody see this?

Puyo, have you ever used the Firebug plugin? It's pretty sweet.

Dammer said...

Wow.

locopuyo said...

naw, I don't do any web development

DJmaestro said...

The pregnant guy looks like Josey after completing his third sub 3 minute boot in two hours.

Daymonster said...

The pregnant guy looks like me everyday, but I have bigger boobs.

Dammer said...

And no ovaries?