Appeals Court: DNA Unlawfully Obtained, But No Suppression

, The National Law Journal


The government lawfully used a defendant’s DNA in a criminal prosecution even though its collection during the investigation of an unrelated crime violated the Fourth Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled.

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    hello world, i have a issue and dont know which way to go,,, i have a 1999 case i was convicted 2001 ive done hte time and i found the case all of 12 years i go to the basement where all the old cases are kept and someone has taken the case back in 6-29-2010. and the case didnt make it to micofilm,,, im looking for case law and open to answers,,,,, san diego superior court

  • T Morgan

    This Court may be sledding down the slippery slope with the NSA. Imagine a ruling that said the NSA can keep all of its data, no matter how obtained.

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