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DNA Testing and Privacy Rights


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DNA Testing and Privacy Rights
LSWI3642 - June 28, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court has issued several important rulings this month. Among them, the court has ruled that it is constitutional for police officers to swab someone for DNA who has been arrested for serious crimes. Louisiana has been doing this since 2003 for felony arrests and some misdemeanors. But the ACLU says it’s an invasion of privacy and a violation of the 4th Amendment. The Louisiana District Attorney Association says taking a person’s DNA is the same as taking a picture or a fingerprint. Shauna Sanford talks with both sides.

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