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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:  http://teri.nicedriving.org/2013/03/the-obama-dept-of-justice-inserts-itself-into-supreme-court-dna-case/

On this latest Supreme Court decision:

US Supreme Court allows police to take DNA samples of arrestees
http://wsws.org/en/articles/2013/06/04/dnas-j04.html

Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Take Your DNA Even If You Haven’t Been Convicted of a Crime
http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/supreme-court-allows-dna-be-taken-after-arrest

Update, Thursday, 6 June:

See also this Jonathan Turley article on this ruling;

http://jonathanturley.org/2013/06/04/supreme-court-approves-involuntary-dna-samples-from-suspects-and-opens-the-door-to-a-massive-dna-databank/

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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in civil rights

 

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