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St. Louis County Appealing Video Game Ruling

By AP/KWMU

Clayton, MO – St. Louis County has appealed a federal court ruling that says a law limiting access to violent video games is unconstitutional.

The ordinance was approved in 2000 but never enacted because of lawsuits that were immediately filed. Earlier this month the three-judge panel said there's no justification for disqualifying video games from free speech protections.

The county maintains it's trying to protect children and now wants a higher court to overturn the ruling.

The county last week appealed the matter, asking the full Eighth U.S. Circuit court to review the three-judge panel's decision June third.

Officials with the video industry and retailers groups have applauded that ruling.

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