Aug 152013
 August 15, 2013  Posted by  Court, Laws

Tim Hull reports:

The 9th Circuit agreed Wednesday to reconsider California’s DNA-collection law because the U.S. Supreme Court recently approved a similar statute in Maryland.

In a brief order published Wednesday, Chief Judge Alex Kozinski said that the San Francisco-based federal appeals court would convene an 11-judge panel in December to consider the issue for a second time.

The California law allows police officers to collect a DNA sample from anyone arrested for a felony.

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