THE RESOLUTION TO VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES AND MINORS: WHAT WOULD SUPERMAN DO?

The U.S. Supreme Court vetoed a California law that bans violent video game sales to minors last week. The decision, though to many it may seem obvious in one direction or another, was a difficult one to come by. Undeniably strong arguments were made on all points of the spectrum, with unusual pairings of justices who you do not often see siding with each other.  This leads me to believe that this issue is something that cannot be adequately regulated by law and law alone: a legal ban on violent content to minors is a very simple resolution to a very complex issue. And, generally speaking, a quick fix to a complex issue is not a good fix. (more…)