California foots hefty bill for Arnie's anti-games lawsuit

California foots hefty bill for Arnie's anti-games lawsuit

California was forced to pick up the legal fees for a Supreme court case regarding legislation to fine retailers for selling minors games deemed violent.

The cost to taxpayers totalled about $1.8m dollars for a law which never took effect, The Sacramento Bee reported.

The Supreme court ruled against the law, backed by the then governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Jerry Brown, attorney general, by 7-2.

Despite a financial crisis in the state of California, the Governor decided to appeal the legislation, already rejected by two lower courts, in 2009.

"It was an important issue to the governor," said Schwarzenegger's former legal affairs secretary, Andrea Hoch.

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$1.8 dollars no wonder they lost.

Phil Evans

Phil Evans ELITE GAMER
Feb 24th 2012 at 10:00AM

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Isn't there a marvelous sense of irony in the fact The Terminator wanted to stop sales of violent video games to minors - not sure about anyone else, but i sure wasn't 15 the first time i saw said movie!

Allan Mounce

Allan Mounce ELITE GAMER
Feb 24th 2012 at 10:05AM

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