April 5, 2013
by Alison Sacriponte
The Maryland Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a bill that imposes tougher restrictions on obtaining a license to buy a firearm and bans certain types of rifles. Scheduled to go into effect October 1 of this year, the new law will limit magazines to 10 bullets and will ban 45 types of ...[read more]
March 1, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Maryland Senate on Thursday approved a gun control bill that imposes tougher restrictions on obtaining a license to buy a firearm. The Senate voted 28-19 in favor of the bill that would require residents to submit to fingerprinting, training and background checks in order to secure a firearm ...[read more]
June 21, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist Jonathan Franklin, a partner with Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. and counsel to DNA Saves says that the Maryland Court of Appeals erred in its decision holding DNA identification is unconstitutional...In 2003, a man broke into a 53-year-old woman's home in Salisbury, ...[read more]
November 19, 2011
by Cody Harding
On November 19, 2006, the Iranian Parliament passed a bill instituting mandatory fingerprinting of all visiting US citizens, in defiance of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The bill was passed by conservative Majlis by a vote of 135 to 26. Ahmadinejad had spoken out against the bill, emphasizing ...[read more]
July 10, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 10, 2008, the European Parliament voted to adopt a resolution calling on member states to "review and repeal laws and policies that discriminate against the Roma on the basis of race and ethnicity." The resolution followed Italy's decision to implement a controversial plan to fingerprint ...[read more]
May 29, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
A federal court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of mandatory DNA collection for all persons arrested or detained under federal authority. Judge Gregory Hollows of the US District Court for the Eastern District of California found that although the collection of DNA from those arrested on ...[read more]
May 17, 2009
by Eszter Bardi
Canadian Attorney General Rob Nicholson introduced legislation Friday into the Canadian House of Commons to amend the Identification of Criminals Act. If the proposed amendment passes, it would provide for the fingerprinting of those arrested but not yet charged as well as other changes in ...[read more]
February 17, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Italian authorities Monday began dismantling illegal immigrant camps around Rome heavily populated by members of the Roma minority (gypsies) following the alleged weekend rape of a 14-year old girl by East European immigrants which led to public outcry and vigilante reprisals. Interior M... ...[read more]
July 23, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Italy will rework plans to fingerprint the country's Roma minority, altering requirements to only include those who do not have valid identification cards, the country's Interior Ministry announced Tuesday. The decision is seen as a concession to intense criticism of the fingerprinting ...[read more]
July 17, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A committee of the Italian House of Deputies Wednesday approved funding for a national fingerprinting effort to begin in 2010. Italian leaders have pushed to require all Italian citizens and resident foreigners to be fingerprinted for national ID cards. The move is seen by some as an attempt to ...[read more]

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