Finding that DNA profiling samples are “fingerprints for the 21st century,” a sharply divided federal appeals court has ruled that the government has the right to routinely collect DNA samples from anyone who is arrested for inclusion in a national database.
“DNA profiling is simply a more precise method of ascertaining identity and is thus akin to fingerprinting, which has long been accepted as part of routine booking procedures,” U.S. Circuit Judge Julio M. Fuentes wrote in United States v. Mitchell .
This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.
To view this content, please continue to their sites.
LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.
For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]