Not every Supreme Court Justice can say they played video games for their job. In the case of Justice Elena Kagan and her colleagues, however, they can. During a recent conference held in Providence, Rhode Island, Kagan revealed that in order to better understand video games when deciding whether they could be protected by free speech, she and a few of her fellow justices actually played games.
Now that's funny. Kagan definitely thinks so, too, considering they're not the most tech savvy people in the country.
"The justices are not necessarily the most technologically sophisticated people," she said. Kagan summed up the experience as "kind of hilarious."
While the clerks will email each other, she remarks, "The court hasn't really 'gotten to' email."
That certainly didn't keep her or her fellows from picking up a controller. Talk about dedication to the job. As for which games they played, CNN previously reported that the court had copies of Resident Evil 4 and the Medal of Honor 2010 reboot. Bear in mind this case was from 2011, when the Supreme Court ruled that video games were, indeed, protected free speech under the First Amendment. As such, retailers could not be fined for selling violent games to minors.
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