Supreme Court Takes Up Challenge To DNA Collection Laws

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 3:25 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether privacy laws enacted by Maryland, the federal government and nearly two dozen other states violate individuals' constitutional rights in allowing law enforcement to collect DNA samples from those arrested but not yet convicted of a serious crime.

The high court, without comment, granted Maryland's petition for review of the state Supreme Court's April 24 decision that arrestee Alonzo Jay King Jr.'s Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable, warrantless searches was violated by Maryland's DNA...
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