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Maryland v. King

How DNA Is Turning Us Into a Nation of Suspects

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.09.2015 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

With such a powerful tool at their disposal, it was inevitable that the government's collection of DNA would become a slippery slope toward government intrusion.

The Future of Genetic Privacy

Dov Fox | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

That our DNA could serve as an eyewitness has powerful implications, beyond individual privacy, for the pervasive role of race in the investigation of crime.

Are DNA Profiles the New Social Security Number?

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 08.04.2013 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

First, although Maryland's law was limited to collection from those arrested for "serious" offenses, nothing in the opinion suggests that this limitation is of constitutional importance. In fact, the opinion's reasoning suggests the contrary. What is a "serious" offense, anyway?

Maryland v. King and the Total Loss of Our Bodily Integrity

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court's devastating decision in Maryland v. King, you can add invasive DNA sampling to the list of abuses being "legally" meted out on the long-suffering American populace.