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Utah rep won't continue pursuing game legislation after SCOTUS decision


Following the Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a California law rendering the sale of violent video games to minors illegal, a Utah politician has pledged not to continue pushing for a similar law in his own state. Since 2007, Representative Michael Morley has been in support of a law drafted by Jack Thompson, passed in Utah's legislature in 2008, that would allow parents to sue retailers for false advertising if they sold mature-rated games to children.

Morley is still in support of that bill, but recognized that continued efforts to make it law would likely be fruitless. "It's not on my radar to fight that fight," he told the Deseret News. In the bill's defense, though, he told the paper that his bill was designed to facilitate parental lawsuits, and not impose a fine as the proposed California law would have.

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