458American+Amusement+Machine+Association+v+Kendrick

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American Amusement Machine Association v. Kendrick American Amusement Machine Association The Facts: - Manufacturers of video games and the trade association want to enjoin the enforcement of an Indianapolis ordinance that limits the access of minors to video games that depict violence. Citing this is a violation of freedom of expression. -The ordinance forbids any operator of five or more amusement machines to allow a minor unaccompanied by a guardian to use a machine that is “harmful to minors” and that the machines must be partitioned off from the other minor-appropriate machines. -“Harmful to minors” is defined as “am amusement machine that predominantly appeals to minors’ morbid interests in violence or minor’s prurient interest in sex, is patently offensive to prevailing standards in the adult community as a whole with respect to what is suitable material for persons under the age of 18 years, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value a whole for persons under” 18, and contains “graphic violence” or “strong sexual content”
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2011 for the course COMM 458 taught by Professor Sparr during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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