Duke Lacrosse Players' DNA Search Suit Fails In High Court

Law360, New York (November 12, 2013, 6:17 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday left intact the Fourth Circuit’s conclusion that police did not need probable cause to collect DNA and other evidence from former Duke University lacrosse players suspected in an infamous 2006 rape case.

The high court passed on the exonerated athletes' petition for certiorari despite their contention that its June decision in Maryland v. King indicated that the Fourth Circuit erred in holding that police can collect DNA samples for investigatory purposes based on only a reasonable suspicion rather than the...
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