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Peter Neufeld of the Innocence Project on the Supreme Court's DNA Collection Ruling

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Earlier this month, in the case Maryland v. King, the Supreme Court found that law enforcement can collect DNA samples from people who have been arrested. In the majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy cited the writings of Innocence Project co-founder Peter Neufeld. We’ll find out what Mr. Neufeld thinks of the ruling and of Justices' interpretation of his work.

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Comments [3]

Amy from Manhattan

Scientific American reported on this issue in February (before the Supreme Court ruling): http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=united-states-building-massive-dna-databases.

Jun. 13 2013 01:42 PM
john from office

Wow, defense attorneys always thnik everyone is innocent and cops are just evil, hunting down innnocent people.

The innocence project has been a real money maker for Mr. Neufeld, Cha Ching!

Jun. 13 2013 01:40 PM
Jed Peterson from NYC

If a DNA database were only used to identify someone under arrest (as he says the fingerprint database is) would Mr. Neufeld be opposed to it? Or is there something inherently more invasive about a DNA database?

Jun. 13 2013 01:35 PM

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