Category Archives: DNA

D.Mont.: Locked gun safe in house subject to parole search condition

A locked gun safe was subject to a parole search condition. United States v. Crawford, 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104527 (D. Mont. June 21, 2019). The facts and circumstances of this case show probable cause for obtaining DNA from defendant … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Opinion: Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant

NYTimes: Opinion: Want to See My Genes? Get a Warrant by Elizabeth Joh: Should the police be able to investigate your genetic family tree for any crime, no matter how minor?

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Wired: A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence from a Genealogy Site

Wired: A Murder Trial Will Allow DNA Evidence from a Genealogy Site by Megan Molten:

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New Scientist: DNA database opts a million people out from police searches

New Scientist: DNA database opts a million people out from police searches by Adam Vaughan:

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E.D.Tex.: Driver’s arrest justified impoundment and inventory under dept’s policy

“In this case, Defendant, the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, had been arrested. It was likely the vehicle would be unattended for an extended period of time. Per department policy, the arresting officers caused the vehicle to be … Continue reading

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Wired: What the Golden State Killer Tells Us About Forensic Genetics

Wired: What the Golden State Killer Tells Us About Forensic Genetics:

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NYT: Sooner or Later Your Cousin’s DNA Is Going to Solve a Murder

NYT: Sooner or Later Your Cousin’s DNA Is Going to Solve a Murder by Heather Murphy: The Golden State Killer case was just the start. Hundreds of cold cases are hot again thanks to a new genealogy technique. The price … Continue reading

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Business Week: A Researcher Needed Three Hours to Identify Me From My DNA

Business Week: A Researcher Needed Three Hours to Identify Me From My DNA by Kristen V Brown: Using just my DNA, a genealogist was able to identify me in three and a half hours. It wasn’t hard. I’d previously sent … Continue reading

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Lexology: Has Investigative Genealogy Become the Wild, Wild West?

Lexology: Has Investigative Genealogy Become the Wild, Wild West? by Kathleen E. Dion

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MA: There were objectively PC and exigency for a warrantless search of def’s hands for DNA from a homicide

There was objective probable cause for a warrantless search of defendant’s hands for potential DNA in a murder case because it was easily destructible. There was also sufficient probable cause for a search warrant for his apartment for further evidence … Continue reading

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Slate: The U.S. May Soon Have a De Facto National DNA Database

Slate: The U.S. May Soon Have a De Facto National DNA Database by Natalie Ram We need to close the loopholes that allow law enforcement to take advantage of consumer genetics.

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DE: No error in order denying production of a DNA warrant in an unrelated case without showing any relevance

There was no abuse of discretion in the trial court refusing to make the state produce a DNA affidavit and search warrant in another case not shown to be relevant here. White v. StateWhite v. StateWhite v. State, 2019 Del. … Continue reading

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