Wow. About ten years ago this jackhat pioneered a particularly trendy piece of state legislation that attempted to make it a crime to sell R-rated videogames to kids. Other lawmakers picked it up nationwide and passed law after law. The videogame industry fought these laws and defeated every single one of them, costing the states millions of dollars in legal fees and penalties.
Leland Yee was the vanguard for this movement, which was nothing more than opportunism: it let politicians do something they knew was unconstitutional but that let them beat the protect-the-kids drum.
As one law after another was overturned, the politicians beat a retreat. But Leland Yee remained in office until today, when the FBI arrested him for being a corrupt sack of shit.
I can only applaud. So long, sucker.
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