video case study
THEN…. Read these articles and answer the questions below:
Is it the governments job to protect children or the parents job? Is the NY Times article establishing a 2nd Amendment right argument? 1st Amendment right argument? Why or why not?
Is it the governments job to protect children or the parents job?
Next answer the following questions pertaining to the video case:
- The State of California attempted to ban the sale of violent video games to young people. If the federal government attempted to do the same thing, what provisions of the Constitution might allow that regulation?
- In this case, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled the California statute was unconstitutional. Discuss the three branches of government and the role each has to play in our system, including the checks and balances that each has on the others.
- If the State of California had passed this law, and the federal government passed a law or regulation related to the sale of video games, which would prevail and why? Discuss the relationship between the states and the federal government, and which has priority.