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US Supreme Court questions legality of warrantless DNA collection

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Exactly two weeks after Gov. Scott Walker proposed expanding DNA collection efforts in Wisconsin for those arrested on felony charges, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a related case Justice Samuel Alito Jr. called “perhaps, the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades.”

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Justices of US Supreme Court question privacy expectations in GPS case

In a case that had the justices questioning just how far the expectation of privacy extends in a world of ever-evolving technologies, the U.S. Supreme Court considered Tuesday whether the police’s use of a warrantless GPS tracking device on a suspect’s car violated the Fourth Amendment.

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Supreme Court considers constitutionality of strip search

During oral arguments that focused on the difficult task of line drawing, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tried to determine if the strip search of a county jail inmate, erroneously arrested on a warrant for a minor offense, violated the Fourth Amendment.

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The term of the century? Blockbuster cases await Supreme Court this session

This U.S. Supreme Court term has all the makings of a blockbuster, with issues such as the constitutionality of the federal health care reform law, the ability of states to pass tough immigration enforcement laws and same-sex marriage rights all set to fall squarely at the Court’s doorstep.

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