They pull your ad, you call your lawyer…

By Hans Wuerflein

That’s apparently the new Chicago way.  Game Politics is reporting that the Entertainment Software Association (which represents the video game industry) has won a preliminary injunction against the Chicago Transit Authority over its banning of “M” and “AO” rated games on its buses and facilities.

Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer said in the injunction that

“…the advertisements the CTA wishes to ban promote expression that has constitutional value and implicates core First Amendment concerns.”

It’s good to see first amendment issues once again favoring the free expression of the ideas video games portray, even if it is only on the advertising of them this time around.

Kind of makes me with that potential US Supreme Court case had happened to prop these smaller rulings up a bit more.


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