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Supreme Court declines to hear Md. rapist’s appeal

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of a convicted rapist who had urged the justices to overturn his conviction and rule the the Maryland State Police violated his constitutional rights by surreptitiously checking the DNA in the perspiration he left on a chair after being questioned voluntarily at an MSP barracks.

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Can police take your DNA without consent or a warrant?

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to meet privately on Friday to discuss whether Americans have a constitutional right against surreptitious collection of their DNA. Glenn J. Raynor was convicted of rape in 2009 in Harford County Court; his DNA ...

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DNA could help both sides in serial-killer case

Welcome to Monday, the 223rd anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Prosecution and defense cite DNA evidence in California trial of accused serial killer. — Do ...

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DNA test rules apply equally, top court rules

Saying what is true for the prosecution is true for the defense, Maryland’s top court said defendants can submit a DNA mismatch at trial only if the genetic sample undergoes an additional test that confirms the initial result.

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Court of Appeals upholds DNA check of suspect’s sweat

People who voluntarily submit to questioning in a police station relinquish any claim to the perspiration they happen to leave behind on a chair – even when detectives examine the bodily fluid for DNA linking them to a crime, a divided Maryland high court ruled Wednesday.

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