DNA

A 'reasonable' cheek swab

Supreme Court ruling on DNA brings California's more expansive law into focus

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Rebecca@sfbg.com

On June 3, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it's legal for law enforcement to collect DNA samples from people who are arrested — even when the individuals taken into custody are never convicted of a crime. The justices were narrowly split, and the decision immediately drew criticism from civil liberties advocates like American Civil Liberties Union, who characterized it as a blow to American's Fourth Amendment right to privacy.Read more »