June 3, 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that police don’t need a search warrant before they open your mouth and take a swab of DNA.
The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that DNA swabs are a “legitimate police booking procedure” that is allowed under the Constitution just like fingerprinting and mugshots.
The court’s swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, which said DNA identification has become an important tool to help police identify suspects.
This article was posted: Monday, June 3, 2013 at 10:31 am