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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:Pursuant to the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000, DNA samples were taken from inmates Jeffrey and Bradley Groceman, who were incarcerated for armed bank robbery and conspiracy to commit armed bank robbery, both qualifying offenses under the act. Prior to having the DNA sample, pair filed a complaint to challenge the act as a violation of the Fourth Amendment prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures. The district court dismissed for failure to state a claim, and the sample was taken for inclusion in the Combined DNA Index System. HOLDING:Affirmed. The court agrees that the forced collection of DNA samples implicates the Fourth Amendment, but the court rules that as applied to inmates, who have diminished privacy rights, the search is reasonable. “Though like fingerprinting, collection of a DNA sample for purposes of identification implicates the Fourth Amendment, persons incarcerated after conviction retain no constitutional privacy interest against their correct identification.” OPINION:Per curiam.

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