Today the Supreme Court denied the State of California the right to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. Backed by Senator Leland Yee, the proposed bill was declared a violation of minors’ First Amendment rights. Will this mean that 14-year olds can now get into R-rated movies?
Forces, consisting of various community and religious groups as well as doctors, are gathering to now oppose the November ballot measure banning male circumcision in San Francisco. Several Jewish and Muslim leaders have called out the proposed ban as a violation of their cultural and religious rights.
The 15-year old girl who was gang-raped by over a dozen males in a remote courtyard outside Richmond High School during a homecoming dance Oct. 24, 2009, has settled a civic suit for $4 million. She will get $2.5 million right away and the other $2.5 million will be doled out over the course of 40 years. I guess this is one positive thing to come out of such a tragic, horrific story.
The Winklevoss twins are at it again. They are trying to wrangle more money out of Facebook, and this time they are in San Francisco trying to convince a U.S. appeals court that it (along with the thousands of other people who saw The Social Network, heh) should forget the fact that they were ever awarded a $65 million settlement so that they can go after the company for even more money. Yes, $65 million for really doing nothing. And now they want even more.
Assemblywoman Fiona Ma us trying to pass a bill that outlaws raves in CA. That’s right – no more glow sticks, no more 18-year olds covered in glitter with candy bracelets piled up to their elbows, and no more sunrises full of thumping, brain-numbing music. Hm…maybe this could be a good thing after all?