Request for DNA questioned in fatal bus stop crash

by jeeg 12. March 2013 00:07
Defense attorneys are questioning the motives of authorities who on Friday requested the DNA of Gary Lee Hosey Jr.'s passengers in the crash that left four dead and eight injured in September. Hosey's lawyers, Kristina Wildeveld and Dayvid Figler, said their client told police that he was the... [More]

California and the Fourth Amendment

by jeeg 20. September 2012 01:42
On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is scheduled to reconsider whether California violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against searches and seizures by requiring police to take DNA samples from people arrested but not yet convicted of felonies. Califor... [More]

Ruling voids Arizona law on sampling juveniles' DNA

by jeeg 5. July 2012 21:55
Analyzing the DNA samples of juveniles who have not been found guilty of any crime is an unconstitutional warrantless search, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.   In a unanimous decision, the justices said the state is free to force juveniles accused of certain serious offenses ... [More]

Federal court: If you're arrested, officials can take a DNA sample

by jeeg 29. July 2011 18:49
A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that forcing criminal suspects to provide a DNA sample upon arrest – and prior to any conviction – does not violate constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. The Third US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 8 to 6 tha... [More]
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