Supreme Court rules on DNA collection case.

04 Jun

Updated below.

As a brief follow-up to my earlier article, the Supreme Court has indeed ruled that DNA samples can be taken from anyone arrested for anything.  The Obama administration, although not directly involved in the case, filed a brief to the court taking the position that DNA should be collected and stored from every arrestee.  Note that ‘arrested’ does not mean the same thing as ‘convicted’.

Original article:

On this latest Supreme Court decision:

US Supreme Court allows police to take DNA samples of arrestees

Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Take Your DNA Even If You Haven’t Been Convicted of a Crime

Update, Thursday, 6 June:

See also this Jonathan Turley article on this ruling;

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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in civil rights


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