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Gansler Says DNA Collection Not 4th Amendment Violation

June 4th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

According to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, Maryland's law that allows police to take DNA samples from suspects is not a violation of 4th Amendment rights regarding unreasonable searches and seizures.  A sharply divided Supreme Court said police can routinely take DNA from people they arrest, equating a DNA cheek swab to other common jailhouse procedures like fingerprinting. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler applauded the Court’s ruling.

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