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Supreme Court Allows Warrantless DNA Collections
Recently, the United States Supreme Court upheld the law enforcement practice of obtaining, without a warrant, a DNA sample from a person arrested for certain crimes. The Court upheld this practice as part of a legitimate police booking procedure. Opponents of the law insist that this practice represents an unreasonable search and is prohibited by the 4th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. The Supreme Court’s decision came in the case of Maryland v. King.