December 5, 2014
by Valerie Howell
California's First District Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck down a California law which requires the collection of DNA from anyone arrested on suspicion of committing a felony. The case had been remanded from the California Supreme Court with orders to affirm the law due to the decision ...[read more]
July 11, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnists William C. Sammons and Lydia S. Hu of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP argue that the US Supreme Court's decision in Maryland v. King correctly furthered the state's interest in solving crimes through the use of DNA...Garnering much national attention in what was described by ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Karen Kruger of Funk & Bolton, P.A. argues the decision in Maryland v. King does not raise the specter of wholesale collection of DNA from arrestees...The US Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of the State of Maryland in its opinion in Maryland v. King, a case that ...[read more]
June 3, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Maryland v. King that police may collect DNA samples from individuals arrested and charged with serious crimes. The respondent in the case, Alonzo King, challenged the validity of Maryland's DNA Collection Act after state officials used his DNA to implicate ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. In Maryland v. King the court heard arguments on whether the Fourth Amendment permits states to collect DNA samples from individuals charged with serious crimes, as allowed under Maryland's DNA Collection Act. The Chief Deputy ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday temporarily stayed a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that police could not collect DNA from individuals arrested for violent crimes and burglaries. The appeals court struck down the DNA collection law in April, finding a violation of the ...[read more]

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