9th Circ. Upholds Calif. DNA Law After High Court Ruling

Law360, Los Angeles (March 21, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit decided en banc on Thursday that police could continue collecting DNA samples from suspected felons without a warrant, saying such practices under a California law were legal in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on a similar Maryland statute.

Affirming a lower court's denial of a preliminary injunction in the class action, the appeals judges said DNA collections under a 2004 amendment to California’s DNA and Forensic Identification Data Base and Data Bank Act are constitutional as applied to anyone arrested for...
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