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Illinois Picks an Attorney to Battle the Video Game Industry

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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced the appointment of Chicago attorney Patrick Deady to represent Governor Rod Blagojevich in a First Amendment case filed by the ESA on behalf of video game publishers.

The ESA is challenging the constitutionality of video game legislation signed by the Guv in July. The measure is designed to keep violent and sexually explicit games out of the hands of younger players.

Deady brings a quarter-century of legal experience to the state's upcoming battle with the ESA. He has experience as a trial attorney with the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, and has served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Baltimore and Chicago. He is currently a partner at Hogan Marren, a prominent Chicago law firm.

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