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The Mom Can't Spy Case

Congress Legislates Within Enumerated Powers

Congress has now made it a felony to take a nonconsensual photograph of a person's private parts.  What I like best about this bill is that Congress limits its applications to federal property. 

The bill, which President Bush is expected to sign, would make it a crime to videotape or photograph the naked or underwear-covered private parts of a person without consent when the person has a reasonable expectation of privacy. Conviction could lead to a fine of not more than $100,000 or imprisonment for up to one year, or both.
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The legislation would apply only in federal jurisdictions, such as federal buildings, national parks or military bases, but it carves out exceptions for law enforcement, intelligence and prison work.

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