Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Ninth Circuit to Rule on DNA Testing

California law officers should not be permitted to take a DNA sample of someone they have arrested. That was the argument made by the ACLU in front of a special 11-judge panel in an En Banc proceeding in San Francisco. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether the California statute allowing arrestee DNA samples to be put in a data base is an unlawful search and seizure under the 4th Amendment.
Sally Schilling reports.