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Will the Supreme Court Cast The Terminator as California’s Super Nanny?

Pending before the United States Supreme Court is a case that pits free speech against the emotional well being of California’s children. Standing in one corner defending their right to distribute violent video games is the $18 billion per year video game industry. Standing in the opposite corner are Arnold Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature fighting for the right to restrict the sale of certain video games to minors.

The case stems from a measure signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger (Civil Code…

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  • First Amendment
  • Feb 25, 2011

First Armbands, then Bong Hits, now Boobies

Lance Armstrong what have you started? Two Ohio middle school girls were suspended after wearing “I love boobies” bracelets at school. They filed a lawsuit claiming that their First Amendment rights had been violated.

The students, a 12-year old 7th grader and a 13-year old 8th grader, argue that they wore the bracelets (distributed by the Keep a Breast Foundation) to promote breast cancer awareness and that wearing the bracelets leads to a discussion about breast cancer. The defendant school district justified the…

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  • First Amendment
  • Nov 27, 2010

Pfeiffer Law Blog is now up and running!

Welcome to Pfeiffer Law Blog. We will discuss entertainment issues and cases of general interest to the entertainment industry. Stay tuned.

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Jon Pfeiffer is an experienced entertainment and copyright trial attorney practicing in Santa Monica. Jon is also an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California where he teaches Media Law. COM 570 covers First Amendment issues as well as copyright, defamation and privacy.  

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  • Nov 17, 2010

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