Governor Martinez files amicus brief supporting collection of DNA from people arrested for serious crimes

In this post in November, I reported on Governor Martinez’s intent to file an amicus curiae brief in Maryland v. King, which is now before the Supreme Court of the United States. The question the Supreme Court will decide is whether the Fourth Amendment allows governments to take DNA samples from people who have been arrested for serious crimes, but who have not yet been convicted.

In early January, Governor Martinez’s legal team filed her brief in the Supreme Court, supporting the view that state governments ought to have the power to collect DNA samples from arrestees.  The case is scheduled to be argued before the justices on February 26.

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