Massachusetts highest court ruled Wednesday that it is not illegal to secretly photograph underneath a person’s clothing, a practice known as “upskirting.”
For fuck’s sake.
So someone do it to the ruling judge.
Stop it. All of you stop it (that includes CNN). That isn’t what the judge said. What the judge said was “as the law they tried to prosecute the guy is written, it doesn’t apply here.” The law was for a different circumstance, and there wasn’t one for this circumstance, and the Supreme Judicial Court is pretty much tied to the law. You still have to work within WHAT THE LAW ACTUALLY SAYS.
So. The law was bad, the SJC said “This totally sucks, but we’re stuck.” They did not say “hey, go ahead do whatever, because we don’t give a fuck” and they did not say “Hey, we don’t see why anyone is upset.”
The legislature immediately did what they are supposed to do, and wrote a law making upskirt photos illegal, the governor signed it about an hour ago, so it’s not like it’s a free-for-all here.
Look, I know reading comprehension is hard and taking the time to actually get the full story on a situation is a pain in the ass, but maaaaaaybe look beyond the soundbite headlines and actually read why judges rule the way they do? Sometimes it’s not because they are assholes.