Category Archives: DNA

techdirt: DHS Move Ahead With Plan To Harvest DNA Samples From Nearly Everyone Detained By ICE And CBP Privacy

techdirt: DHS Move Ahead With Plan To Harvest DNA Samples From Nearly Everyone Detained By ICE And CBPPrivacy by Tim Cushing:

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WaPo: You need a good reason to curb privacy. None exists for collecting DNA at the border.

WaPo: Editorial Board: You need a good reason to curb privacy. None exists for collecting DNA at the border. NEWS THIS MONTH that the U.S. government would start collecting DNA from people detained at the border seemed to sketch out … Continue reading

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The Crime Report: Utah Considers Legislation to Block Police From DNA Searches

The Crime Report: Utah Considers Legislation to Block Police From DNA Searches (“A new bill being drafted by Utah Representatives would block investigators from having accessibility to DNA databases when trying to solve crimes and cold cases. The bill’s organizer … Continue reading

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Fox SLC: Police could be banned from accessing home DNA test data under a bill in the Utah legislature

Fox SLC: Police could be banned from accessing home DNA test data under a bill in the Utah legislature by Ben Winslow

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D.V.I.: On reopening suppression hearing, govt proves inevitable discovery of def’s DNA

In a prior post, United States v. Wrensford, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138235 (D. V.I. Aug. 15, 2019), the court held that the government didn’t get the benefit of inevitable discovery of defendant’s DNA for lack of proof. The court … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Pentagon Warns Military Personnel Against At-Home DNA Tests

NYTimes: Pentagon Warns Military Personnel Against At-Home DNA Tests by Heather Murphy and Mihir Zaveri (“The tests, from companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry, have become popular holiday gifts, but the military is warning service members of risks to their … Continue reading

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NYTimes: What You’re Unwrapping When You Get a DNA Test for Christmas

NYTimes: What You’re Unwrapping When You Get a DNA Test for Christmas by Heather Murphy (“To what extent is giving a DNA test also a present for law enforcement?”)

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Lawfare: Trump Administration Proposes Rule to Collect DNA From Detained Noncitizens

Lawfare: Trump Administration Proposes Rule to Collect DNA From Detained Noncitizens by Krista Oehlke (“The Department of Justice on Oct. 15 proposed a rule that would enable the DNA collection of noncitizens in immigration detention and the transfer of that … Continue reading

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D.Vt.: PC shown for DNA sample in kidnapping case

Defendant is charged with kidnapping of a minor across state lines and interstate transportation of a stolen vehicle. The government showed probable cause and particularity for defendant’s DNA to further link him to the crime. United States v. Simpson, 2019 … Continue reading

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EFF: Genetic Genealogy Company GEDmatch Acquired by Company With Ties to FBI & Law Enforcement—Why You Should Be Worried

EFF: Genetic Genealogy Company GEDmatch Acquired by Company With Ties to FBI & Law Enforcement—Why You Should Be Worried by Jennifer Lynch:

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D.D.C.: Govt doesn’t show PC to connect defs to weapons to force DNA swabs

“A federal grand jury indicted Corry Blue Evans and various members of his family on multiple offenses including extortion, money laundering, and bank fraud. Pending before the Court is the government’s motion for an order to compel Corry Blue Evans … Continue reading

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NE: Def’s DNA taken in prison for a felony conviction could be used in a new prosecution, and def counsel wasn’t ineffective for not challenging it

Defendant was convicted of a sex crime and was required by statute to give a DNA sample thereafter. That DNA sample linked him to the current offense. His lawyer wasn’t ineffective for not challenging its use in his case because … Continue reading

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