There was a story a few days ago concerning the Supreme Court video game related case, Brown et alia. v. Entertainment Association of America. It seems that Justice Kagan had some...er, illuminating remarks concerning how they went about formulating their decision on whether or not video games enjoy First Amendment protection. Justice Kagan said:
...the justices often turn to their clerks, who are much younger, to help them understand new technologies.
But they also try to learn on their own. In one case, involving violent video games the first year she was on the court, justices who had never played the games before dove in and gave them a try, Kagan said.
“It was kind of hilarious,” she said.
She didn’t say which games they played.
I found it interesting how the general consensus amongst the gaming press was basically "ain't it cool!" and "I wonder which games they played?" The only appropriate response was outrage, of course....