Friday, August 20, 2004

DNA Collection Dissent Dialogue

Eugene Volokh (The Volokh Conpiracy) comments on Judge Kozinski's dissent in a recent Ninth Circuit case.
As I mentioned below, a Ninth Circuit en banc panel has just upheld the collection of DNA from people who are on probation after having been convicted of a crime. Judge Kozinski was one of the dissenters, and one of his arguments was that the majority's result could lead to requirements that the DNA of everyone, not just of convicted felons, be kept in a government-run database.