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Friday, June 7, 2013

Surreptitious Harvesting of Abandoned DNA

"Genetic Privacy & The Constitution: Surreptitious Harvesting of DNA" by Albert E. Scherr

We post this article because of the silliness surrounding DNA swabbing.

The few courts that have addressed the issue find that the police are free to harvest DNA abandoned by a putative suspect in a public place.
 It is important to recall that the Constitution is a minimum and does not purport to be wise public policy.