A Fourth Amendment Theory for Arrestee Dna and Other Biometric Databases

Abstract

Fifteen years ago, Louisiana adopted a law mandating that “[a] person who is arrested for a felony sex offense or other specified offense . . . shall have a DNA sample drawn or taken at the same time he is fingerprinted pursuant to the booking procedure.” Today, at least twenty-eight states and the federal government have laws providing for DNA sampling… (More)

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