Court Overturns Nudity Consent Law

Associated Press

The state Supreme Court overturned the conviction of a man who videotaped his ex-girlfriend without her knowledge while she undressed, saying the law under which he was prosecuted is unconstitutional.

The 4-year-old law improperly bars all visual expression of nudity without explicit consent, including political satire and newsworthy images, the court found.

The ruling involved Scott L. Stevenson, who was arrested in 1997 after videotaping his ex-girlfriend through her window.