It boggles the mind sometimes when I hear how judges rule things. But a case in which a judge actually defended a case of a sexual predator who was taking photos up women’s skirts takes the cake.
On Wednesday, the highest Criminal Court in Texas, tossed out part of a law that sought to criminalize the improper photographing of video recording of images commonly referred to as “upskirting” or “downblousing”. Basically taking a photo up a woman’s skirt or down her shirt. First of all, I’m shocked that crawling under a woman and sticking a camera between her legs and taking a snapshot ISN’T a crime everywhere.
Secondly that I am shocked that the Texas court ruled such a law is unconstitutional and did so in a ruling of 8-1.
But finally I am most shocked with the asinine reasoning behind the decision.
According to court these sexual perverts are “artists.” These photos are “inherently expressive” and as such are protected.