Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refuses to hear ban on photographing people without their consent for sexual purposes
Eugene Volokh at the Volokh Conspiracy: Texas Penal Code § 21.15(b)(1) makes it a crime to photograph someone “without the person’s consent” and “with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.” (A separate provision applies to photographing people in bathrooms or private dressing rooms.) In Ex parte Nyabwa (Tex. Ct. App. Dec. 13, 2011), a Texas appellate court upheld the statute . . . Today, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused to review the case [two judges would have taken the case one judge wrote in dissent] . . .