Paul Elias of Associated Press reports on today’s 9th Circuit hearing on DNA collection from arrestees:
A California deputy attorney general, defending a state law requiring everyone arrested for a felony to provide a genetic sample, endured tough questioning Wednesday from members of an 11-judge federal appeals court panel.
At least three of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges deciding the case made it clear they found the law distasteful, especially since it’s the arresting officer and not judges or prosecutors who decide whether collecting a DNA sample is appropriate.
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