Daily Archives: September 17, 2012

APNewsBreak: Md. lawmakers filing brief supporting DNA sample collections to Supreme Court

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Lawmakers want the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Maryland ruling that struck down a law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people charged with violent crimes and burglaries, a legislator said Monday.

Two Members Of Congress On The Cold-Case Squad

Senator John Cornyn and Congresswoman Kay Granger will be in Fort Worth Monday afternoon to talk about a bill pending in Congress to help eliminate the national backlog of untested rape kits.

NC Crime Lab aims to become first in U.S. with dual accreditation

RALEIGH, NC (WBTV) – The North Carolina State Crime Laboratory began operating under stringent new standards Monday as it completes the next stage of achieving international accreditation and seeks to become the only crime lab in the country accredited by two outside organizations.

Federal appeals court to hear challenge to California DNA collection law

On Wednesday, a special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the latest round in the case, which has highlighted a legal issue that appears bound for the U.S. Supreme Court. In fact, in a brief order earlier this year, Chief Justice John Roberts said there is a “reasonable probability” the high court will take up the same legal question this coming term in a case out of Maryland, where the state Supreme Court struck down a DNA collection law.