Two popular gamer publications are under fire tonight for daring to write that Justice Antonin Scalia and his stance on the 1st Amendment made him a friend of the video game industry.
— Polygon (@Polygon) February 14, 2016
— Kotaku (@Kotaku) February 14, 2016
How dare they!
— ᴺᶥᶜᵉ (@gokunaruto65) February 14, 2016
articles praising scalia for defending video games one time are the strongest indictment of gaming you could get https://t.co/sJssdq1yoI
— jhb (@charlequin) February 14, 2016
Oh my god, really. https://t.co/M8zXuDCtJQ
— Ron Taylor, Esq. (@TaleSpun) February 14, 2016
Guys. Guys. Don't do this. No. https://t.co/YWulXJkUzl
— What duck? (@geeoharee) February 14, 2016
https://t.co/Ut3Obbid65 well this is beyond incredibly awkward.
— ｌｅａ ａｘ，［ɐllısou+0xF］ (@meowrobot) February 14, 2016
Look he compared homosexuals to murderers but he was cool about Billy playing GTA https://t.co/LTIdvzkJJn
— HonorableThief (@HonorableThief) February 14, 2016
"Well, I know he voted to help keep gay sex illegal, but fuck man, I LOVE VIDYA!" https://t.co/c8ClBpOoUq
— Nina Illingworth (@NinaDontPlayMtG) February 14, 2016
Writing the majority decision for a 7-2 ruling – yeah, that's TOTALLY more important than opposing all civil rights. https://t.co/8Qw5B4h9wk
— Robin Z (@packbat) February 14, 2016
This is a really bad article https://t.co/TAgdnW99eT
— Jay Allen (@a_man_in_black) February 14, 2016
Scalia wrote the majority opinion in Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association that ruled a state could not restrict the sale of violent video games:
“Like the protected books, plays, and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas—and even social messages—through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot, and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world). That suffices to confer First Amendment protection.”