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  • Maryland Court of Appeals

    Maryland Court of Appeals to the Left of Liberal 9th Circuit

    In a recent 5-2 decision, the Maryland Court of Appeals (Maryland’s highest court) ruled that the state’s 2008 DNA Collection Act was unconstitutional because collecting DNA after an arrest, rather than post-conviction, violates the defendant’s constitutional rights. This decision is troublesome for a number of reasons. The use of forensic … More