Posted by copwatch | Wed, 01/04/2012 - 11:16pm story
Time for Supreme Court to Weigh in
on Forced DNA Collection
from the Electric Frontier Foundation
Defending Your Rights in the Digital World
December 29, 2011 By Rebecca Jeschke
Can the government force people who are arrested – but not yet convicted of a crime – to give a DNA sample without a search warrant, or does that violate the Fourth Amendment? One arrestee is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider this important question, and this week EFF urged the court to take the case.
Posted by copwatch | Tue, 01/04/2011 - 12:38am story
January 03, 2011
Kevin Cooper's Legal Team Expresses Disappointment and Vindication; Vows to Continue to Press for Clemency
SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Reacting to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's failure to grant Kevin Cooper's clemency petition during his last day in office, Mr. Cooper's lawyers today expressed disappointment at the out-going governor's lack of action and his decision to forward Mr. Cooper's petition to incoming Governor Jerry Brown. But seeing partial vindication in this act, the team vowed to fight on. "Governor Schwarzenegger dodged this issue in the final hours of his governorship," said Norman Hile, lead attorney for Cooper. "We are disappointed, but there is still time to prevent the execution of an innocent man. Because the State of California is currently enjoined from executions using lethal injection, we will have an opportunity to take our case to incoming Governor Jerry Brown."