Warnken, LLC Attorneys at Law, Attorneys & Lawyers, Pikesville, MD

Reasonable Expectation of Privacy and DNA

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“The Majority’s holding means that a person can no longer vote, participate in a jury, or obtain a driver’s license, without opening up his genetic material for state collection and codification. Unlike DNA left in the park or a restaurant, these are all instances where the person has identified himself to the government authority. All these are troubling consequences of the decision the Court makes today.”

An arrestee has more expectation of privacy in the contents of his cell phone than a free citizen has in the contents of her DNA.  This has become a very bizarre world.

My father has miles to go before he sleeps.

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