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Supreme Court to decide if unauthorized DNA collection is ‘unreasonable search’ under Fourth Amendment

By The Christian Science Monitor
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:25 EDT
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The US Supreme Court heard argument Tuesday in a case testing whether government officials can routinely collect a person’s DNA at the time he or she is arrested and then use that DNA sample to try to link the individual to unsolved crimes. At issue in the case, Maryland v. King (12-207), is whether…


[Forensics Examiner or Lab Technician checks a gun for evidence of a crime, looking for finger prints, blood splatter, DNA, and other trace elements via Shutterstock.com.]

 
 
 
 
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