DNA: US Law, DNA and the Fourth Amendment

As the US prepares to expand its DNA collection program, an interesting document has been passed to WikiLeaks from the Congressional Research Service

The US fourth amendment relates to the issue of  “unreasonable searches and seizures” has been considered for its implications for DNA collection

Abstract. Despite relying on different legal standards, courts have generally upheld laws authorizing law enforcement’s compulsory collection of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as reasonable under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, several developments might call this judicial consensus into question. Despite relying on different legal standards, courts have generally upheld laws authorizing law enforcement’s compulsory collection of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) as reasonable under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. However, several developments might call this judicial consensus into question.

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One Response to “DNA: US Law, DNA and the Fourth Amendment”

  1. Patrick Sperry Says:

    Forced confession is immoral by any methodology. The forced taking of evidence is immoral as well, by any methodology.

    Either though, in light of recent SCOUTUS rulings is perfectly fine.

    The Utilitarian approach is the law of the land. Mob rule reigns…

    The Bill of Rights is the toilet tissue of Lawyers.


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