Tuesday, June 4, 2013

SUPREME COURT: Police Can Force Open Your Mouth And Swab Your DNA

SUPREME COURT: Police Can Force Open Your Mouth And Swab Your DNA

Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the court’s most outspoken conservatives, wrote the dissenting opinion that was joined by three of the court’s liberal justices. Scalia’s dissent questioned Kennedy’s assertion that DNA helps police identify suspects.

“The court’s assertion that DNA is being taken, not to solve crimes, but to identify those in the state’s custody taxes the credulity of the credulous,” Scalia writes in his dissent.