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‘There are few practical protections to safeguard against the government’s exploitation of DNA technology,’ Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe wrote in asking the Supreme Court to take up a Massachusetts case similar to one they declined to hear from Maryland earlier this year. (File photo)
‘There are few practical protections to safeguard against the government’s exploitation of DNA technology,’ Maryland Public Defender Paul B. DeWolfe wrote in asking the Supreme Court to take up a Massachusetts case similar to one they declined to hear from Maryland earlier this year. (File photo)

DeWolfe urges justices to strike down warrantless DNA searches

Public Defender weighed in on Mass. case; still considering appeal of recent Court of Appeals decision on DNA

The U.S. Supreme Court should strike down as unconstitutional law enforcement’s warrantless searches and retention of DNA found on lawfully seized items worn or touched by criminal suspects, Maryland’s chief public defender states in papers filed with the justices in a case from Massachusetts.

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