Daily Archives: Tuesday 26 February 2013

Legal News of the Day: SCOTUS Considers DNA and Fourth Amendment

dnaToday, the Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Maryland v. King, considering whether the Fourth Amendment allows states to collect and analyze DNA samples from those arrested for serious crimes without obtaining a warrant first.

For more on this case, and what it might mean, check out Erwin Chemerinsky’s op-ed for the ABA Journal.  For background on the case, see SCOTUSblog’s Argument Preview.