9th Circ. Says Feds Can Keep Offenders' Blood Samples

Law360, Chicago (June 28, 2013, 6:29 PM EDT) -- The majority of a Ninth Circuit panel ruled Friday that the federal government can retain a blood sample used to analyze a convicted criminal's DNA even after he completed his period of supervised release, while a dissenting judge characterized the ruling as a massive privacy infringement.

In a 2-1 published decision, the panel majority of Circuit Judges Mary M. Schroeder and Milan D. Smith Jr. rejected defendant Thomas Kriesel's bid in the long-running litigation to have the blood sample he was required to provide to the...
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