November 29, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On November 29, 2007, a divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuitruled that all convicted federal felons must provide DNA samples to a federal database available to police departments throughout the country. Judge Margaret McKeown, writing for the majority, upheld a2004 ...[read more]
April 16, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US government will begin collecting DNA samples from every person arrested under federal laws, a Department of Justice spokesman said Wednesday. Federal agencies are authorized to collect DNA samples under a 2006 amendment to the Violence Against Women Act, but previously had only collected ...[read more]
November 30, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
All convicted federal felons must provide DNA samples to a federal database available to police departments throughout the country, a divided panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday. Judge Margaret McKeown, writing for the majority, upheld a 2004 amendment to the DNA ...[read more]
October 3, 2005
by Tom Henry
In an effort to expand the nation's genetic database, US lawmakers are considering new legislation that would add DNA from thousands of suspected illegal immigrants, terror suspects and others who have been arrested, but not convicted, of federal crimes. The measure has already passed the US Hou... ...[read more]
November 24, 2004
by Brandon Smith
Britain's Lord Justice Sedley has recommended in a lecture to Leicester University Law School that the country should establish a national DNA database. Sedley, known for his civil rights beliefs, cited the benefit DNA could further provide in assisting criminal apprehension and prosecution, and... ...[read more]

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