Massachusetts to ban upskirt photos

Following a much-derided court ruling that found upskirt photos legal, legislators in Massachusetts rushed through a bill to make absolutely clear to the state's esteemed judiciary that it is not OK to shove a camera up a woman's skirt in order to take photographs of her crotch.

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  1. What should be derided (and was by the court) is he lack of an applicable law in the first place. The decision of the court was simply that the law banning taking pictures of people who are nude (at a topless beach, for instance) was not intended to cover taking pictures of people who were fully clothed, even if the pictures were taken under their clothes.

    That's law folks; don't blame the judges.

  2. This is the sort of thing where you kind of WANT a narrow law governing the specific problems spot... and there simply never was a law passed to do so, apparently.

    But hey, a lot of law is only made AFTER someone does something wrong and the authorities realize it's perfectly legal. Nothing particularly new here (other than - how did it go this long without anyone noticing!?)

  3. smf says:

    "Every person, male or female, has a right to privacy beneath his or her own clothing," Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said in a statement Wednesday. "If the statute as written doesn't protect that privacy, then I'm urging the Legislature to act rapidly and adjust it so it does."

    So they'll be addressing the pornoscanners at Logan next?

  4. Uh....It's ... M a s s a c h u S e T T s.

    I'm a native...and even I have to think about it sometimes.

  5. That looks like someone's optic camo system is malfunctioning.

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