Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

In previous years, the Court released orders the morning after the Court’s “Long Conference.” It has not done so this year. Beginning last Term, the Court consistently considered petitions at least two times before granting certiorari. To the extent that practice continues -- and there is no affirmative evidence the Court intends to drop it -- so we are again doubtful that certiorari will be granted in any cases today.

Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1448 9th Cir. Nov 2, 2010
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Jun 27, 2011 7-2 Scalia OT 2010

Holding: California's ban on the sale or rental of violent video games to minors is unconstitutional.

Judgment: Affirmed, 7-2, in an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia on June 27, 2011. Justice Alito filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, which was joined by the Chief Justice. Justices Thomas and Breyer filed dissenting opinions.

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