Dec 042014
 
 December 4, 2014  Court, Featured News, Laws, Surveillance, U.S.

Sudhin Thanawala reports:

A California appeals court struck down a state law that requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony.

The 1st District Court of Appeal said Wednesday that the state Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search and seizure prohibited the DNA collection using a cheek swab. The law was approved by voters in 2004.

“We conclude that the DNA Act … unreasonably intrudes on such arrestees’ expectation of privacy,” Presiding Justice J. Anthony Kline said in a 3-0 ruling.

Read more on Denver Post.

You can access the court’s opinion in People v. Buza  here (pdf)

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