Mar 062014
 
 March 6, 2014  Court

CBS reports that  no reasonable expectation of privacy in public spaces also applies to women on the subway if men want to take upskirt photos of them:

Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law.

The State Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed charges against Michael Robertson of Andover, who was arrested in August 2010 by Transit Police.

This is not to say that the court was happy about having to dismiss charges or finding his conduct not illegal, and there will likely be a rush to the legislature to make upskirting illegal in Massachusetts, as it is in other states.

Read more on CBS, where they’ve also uploaded the draft of of the court’s decision (pdf).

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