Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

November 3, 2010 -

For a man whose name makes up half the name of a case in front of the Supreme Court, lame duck California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has been remarkably silent about Schwarzenegger vs. EMA, a case which saw oral arguments presented in front of SCOTUS yesterday.

A quick look at Arnie’s tweet stream for the last week shows the Governator urging his followers to vote, congratulating the San Francisco Giants for winning the World Series, disclosing how he voted on various state propositions and congratulating his replacement, newly elected former governor Jerry Brown.

A similar look at recent press releases emerging from the Governor’s office also showed no mention of Schwarzenegger vs. EMA. In fact, the last time Schwarzenegger appears to have mentioned the videogame battle was right after the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in late April of this year, when he stated, “I am pleased the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take up this issue, and I look forward to a decision upholding this important law that gives parents more tools to protect their children, including the opportunity to determine what video games are appropriate.”

Governor-in-waiting Jerry Brown, who along with Schwarzenegger filed the petition for certiorari with the Supreme Court in the case, was too busy campaigning to argue before the Court, instead leaving that duty to the relatively overwhelmed Supervising Deputy Attorney General Zackery Morazzini.

Schwarzenegger is not currently running for any political office, so he most likely did not see a reason to further promote his involvement in the case.

Politicians, much like closers in baseball or cornerbacks in football, certainly need to have a short memory, but after spending millions of dollars of taxpayer money on the fight against videogames, and trumpeting the importance of such a battle all along the way, it would have been nice for either of them to provide a comment on the situation in the days surrounding its appearance in the nation’s highest court.

Both Schwarzenegger and Brown have moved on to bigger and better things apparently.

So, you can say what you will about State Senator Leland Yee, but at least he has continued to back the bill he originally authored, and made the effort to fly to Washington D.C. for the day in order to witness yesterday's oral arguments in person. Yee, was also up for reelection and won handily, receiving almost 80 percent of the vote.


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Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

 I wonder if he can start making movies again. I've heard there might be another Expendables movie coming.

Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

Personally I don't have a whole lot of resentment towards Schwarzenegger.  True, he's not one of my favorite people right now.  And until SCOTUS hands down its decision (which I'm fairly confident now will be in our favor) I don't think I'll be watching any of the Terminator movies or Predator for a while.  However, I reserve the majority of my ire for Yee, who was the actual author of this bill and did a few underhanded things to get it Schwarzenegger's desk in the first place.

Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

With him no longer the governator I guess he has no more reason to back up a clearly unconstitutional and pathetic anti-gaming bill.  

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Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

Well, he is still technically governor until early 2011 when the new guy is sworn in. So he still has to act like one for anoterh 2 months or so.

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Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

Yee, was also up for reelection and won handily, receiving almost 80 percent of the vote.

 

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Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

That, the fall of Prop 19, and our new governor are the reasons I'm leaving this sinking ship of a state. To all the assholes who put us here: Enjoy your trip to Davy Jones' locker, say hi to Jack Sparrow for me.

Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

Even in a year that's considered anti-incumbent, the vast majority of incumbents still win.

Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

Well I certainly didn't vote for him.

Of course, I don't live in District 8.

 

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Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

Indeed, since he's only putting California further in the hole with his inispid crusade. Ah well, he doesn't care, it's not his money.

Re: Schwarzenegger Mum on Case Bearing His Name

Anyone seen any comments from Yee since the initial 2 minute speech after arguments?  I've seen the ESA/EMA discussions which seemed pretty upbeat.  Silence from Yee could be meaningful at this point.  So I'm curious to see what he's saying.

 
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