Judge rules "up skirt" photos aren't illegal. Tweet A Massachusetts judge has decided that it's not illegal to take up skirt photos of women in public. Here's why (the judge's explanation): ...because the women on a mass transit trolley was not "nude or partially nude". What!!! Oh, and by the way, the judge they've been showing on the news is... A WOMAN! Massachusetts lawmakers are already working on rewording the law to get around this idiotic interpretation. Here's the dude that was doing it. Michael Robertson. NOT convicted o a crime.