CRG Statement: Supreme Court Ruling Fails to Protect the Privacy of Americans' DNA

by jeeg 4. June 2013 19:03
The US Supreme Court’s ruling upholding Maryland’s law allowing law enforcement to collect DNA upon arrest and prior to conviction fails to protect the privacy of Americans’ DNA and is a serious blow to human rights in the United States. In Maryland v King the Court has no... [More]

Court’s DNA Ruling Brings U.S. a Step Closer to ’Gattaca’

by jeeg 4. June 2013 00:20
  The day that DNA cheek swabs officially became the new fingerprints deserves to be marked and remembered -- and not just because of the inevitable march of technology. No, the Supreme Court’s 5-4 holding today in Maryland v. King, that anyone arrested for a “serious crime&r... [More]

In a close 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court comes out on the wrong side of history allowing taking of DNA upon arrest

by jeeg 3. June 2013 20:47
Routine DNA Testing After Arrest Upheld by Top U.S. Court States can routinely collect DNA samples from people who are arrested for a serious crime, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled, limiting privacy rights and giving police a powerful investigative tool for solving old crimes.   The... [More]

CRG Opposes New DNA Bill in Nevada

by jeeg 14. March 2013 00:07
  March 13, 2013       Senator Tick Segerblom - Chair   Senator Ruben J. Kihuen - Vice Chair Nevada Senate Judiciary Committee 401 S. Carson Street, Room 2121Carson City, NV 89701-4747   RE: SB 243   Dear Senators,   We are very concerned a... [More]

Supreme Court to Hear Major DNA Case

by jeeg 7. February 2013 22:15
The Supreme Court will revisit the crossroad of privacy and evolving science later this month when it considers whether officials can take the DNA -- without a warrant -- of someone who has been arrested but not convicted of a crime.   While all states require DNA from individuals convi... [More]

Michigan Senate panel debates expanding DNA collection

by jeeg 6. February 2013 23:10
Michigan could expand the collection of DNA samples to include people arrested on suspicion of all felony charges, under a package of bills considered by a Senate panel Tuesday.   Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, a Lawton Republican who introduced the bills, told the Senate Judiciary Committee T... [More]

CRG Files Landmark Brief with Supreme Court Challenging Collection of DNA upon Arrest

by jeeg 4. February 2013 21:34
The Council for Responsible Genetics has filed a landmark brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case of State of Maryland v. Alonzo Jay King, Jr. challenging, on racial justice grounds, the growing trend in which government collects DNA samples not just from those convicted of crimes... [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]

Ninth Circuit En Banc Argument in Arrestee DNA Collection Case – September 19!

by jeeg 10. September 2012 21:04
On Wednesday, September 19, in the circuit headquarters courthouse in San Francisco, the Ninth Circuit will hold a reargument en banc of Haskell v. Harris.  In that case, people arrested challenged  California’s statute requiring them to provide DNA samples for inclusion in the s... [More]

South Carolina to collect DNA after every felony arrest

by jeeg 6. September 2012 21:59
South Carolina’s law enforcement agency will soon collect DNA samples from people when they’re arrested for a felony – rather than post-conviction – four years after legislators passed a law requiring the state’s DNA database to expand. State Law Enforcement Division L... [More]
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