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SCOTUS Upholds Maryland's DNA Collection Law

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a Maryland law that allows police to collect DNA samples when booking people who are arrested, but not yet convicted, for serious crimes. The state's highest court struck down the law as unconstitutional last year, but the Supreme Court sided with those in law enforcement who say the information is a necessary tool for prosecuting crimes. We explore the significance of the ruling in our region and around the country.

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