SJC: Legal to photograph up women’s skirts in public

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP)–A shocking Supreme Court ruling has one prosecutor calling for a revision of Massachusetts state law.

The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that it is legal to take pictures up a woman’s skirt while she is in public.

This ruling comes after Michael Robertson was arrested in August 2010 and accused of using his cell phone to take pictures up women’s skirts while riding the subway in Boston.

The Supreme Judicial court ruled in Robertson’s favor and said that while such actions should be illegal, the way the state’s law is written, they are not.

Specifically the law says it was ruled legal because the women he photographed were not nude or partially nude.

The court said existing so-called Peeping Tom laws protect people from being photographed in dressing rooms and bathrooms when nude or partially nude, but the way the law is written, it does not protect clothed people in public areas.

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