ECA Retains Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP for Schwarzenegger v. EMA Supreme Court Case

June 29, 2010 -

And now for some internal stuff. The ECA has hired lawfirm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP to assist in drafting its official friend of the court amicus brief related to the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court review of Schwarzenegger v. EMA. Full press release follows:

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA), the non-profit membership organization that represents gamers, today announced that they have retained leading international law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP to assist with the drafting of the ECA’s official “friend of the court” document (amicus brief) to the U.S. Supreme Court for the upcoming violence in video games case, Schwarzenegger v. EMA. Work on the brief is underway and the final version will be submitted by the ECA to the Court on, or before, its scheduled due date of September 17, 2010.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with Hughes Hubbard & Reed on this extremely important submission to the Court,” said Jennifer Mercurio, Vice President and General Counsel for the ECA. “Video game consumers need their voices to be heard, and Hughes Hubbard’s expertise and proven track record in this area is vital as we continue our crusade to defend gaming, unite gamers and protect their First Amendment rights.”

In conjunction with the amicus brief, the ECA has initiated a petition, which will serve as a collective voice of gamers and will be submitted to the Court prior to the hearing. To fight for your gaming rights and join the thousands who have already signed the gamer petition, go to: www.GamerPetition.org.

 

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Re: ECA Retains Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP for ...

This is good news. 

 

However, why is it that almost every press release regarding a partnership or something always seems to use the term "thrilled"?

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According to Wikipedia, Hughes Hubbard & Reed is one of the best firms in the country.  Good to hear.

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Good luck ECA and EMA.

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Screw the rights of gamers, THINK OF THE CHILDREN! lol

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The very last thing they are thinking about is the children.

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