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Supreme Court allows DNA samples after arrest

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A divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that police may collect DNA samples from people who have been arrested but not convicted of a crime, an opinion that overturns a ruling by Maryland's highest court. "Taking and analyzing a cheek swab of the arrestee DNA is, like fingerprinting and photographing, a legitimate police booking procedure that is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment,"...

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