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California Appeals Court Rules DNA Testing Arrestees Is Totally Cool!

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Much like getting your fingerprints taken and saved on file, if you are arrested for a felony your DNA will be saved too.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 decision that a 2004 California law requiring officials to collect DNA samples of criminals is constitutional because it is not an unreasonable search.

Since DNA evidence can be used to solve crimes, Judge Milan Smith wrote:

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