Tag Archives: DNA evidence

Court questions legality of warrantless DNA collection

WASHINGTON – As they grilled the lawyers arguing before them on the issue of whether police can collect DNA samples from unconvicted arrestees without a warrant, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged just how high the stakes are. ...

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Court’s Confrontation Clause ruling gives scant guidance

WASHINGTON – The latest in a series of divided Confrontation Clause rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court has left attorneys and legal experts scratching their heads, unclear as to exactly when DNA reports and similar evidence can be admitted without ...

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DNA evidence requires new trial in murder case

A murder defendant was entitled to a new trial based on the post-conviction discovery of DNA evidence, even though that evidence did not conclusively rule him out as a suspect, the Nebraska Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a conviction.

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