Jun 042013
 
 June 4, 2013  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

There’s already been a lot of commentary around the Internet on SCOTUS’s ruling in Maryland v. King on warrantless DNA collection. But if you haven’t seen this, read this analysis by Hanni Fakhoury and Jennifer Lynch of EFF:

You lost some important Fourth Amendment protection when the Supreme Courtruled yesterday in Maryland v. King that the police can take a DNA sample from an arrestee without a search warrant for purposes of general law enforcement rummaging.

The court was reviewing the constitutionality of Maryland’s practice of collecting DNA from all arrestees — without a search warrant or any individualized suspicion that the DNA will lead to evidence of a crime.

Read more on EFF.

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