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Upskirt photo law effective immediately in Mass on heels of embarrassing ruling

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Upskirt photos are now against the law in Massachusetts, as a new law was drafted and signed into place just two days after an embarrassing ruling on upskirt photo shots in the state. Following the high court decision in Mass. on Wednesday, saying that upskirt shots were legal, Governor Devil Patrick signed the bill to be put in place immediately, according to NPR.org on March 7.

This all started when Michael Robertson was arrested for taking numerous upskirt photos of women on the trolley. He asked that his case be dismissed due to the legal wording of the law, which he and his legal team deciphered to say what he did was perfectly legal.

Apparently the way the antiquated law read, Robertson was within the legal limits of the law taking these perverted pictures of unsuspecting women. The highest court in Massachusetts found that Robertson was within the law when taking those pictures, which dropped jaws nationwide.

The disturbing ruling sparked an outcry from all over the nation with people asking Mass. to change the law. That outcry was heard loud and clear because the law was changed within 48-hours. Not only was it changed, but once Patrick signed the law, it went into effective immediately. Now breaking the law comes with jail-time. The new law states:

"Anyone who photographs, videotapes or electronically surveils" another person's sexual or intimate parts without that person's consent would face a misdemeanor charge and a maximum penalty of 2 1/2 years in jail and a $5,000 fine.”

Robertson, who took many upskirt shots, is free and clear of his charges, as the law just went into place today. If someone happens to do it again, they will be prosecuted, as Mass. is taking this very seriously.

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