The US Supreme Court recently heard arguments in Maryland v. King concerning whether obtaining DNA samples from people as they are arrested violates Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures. In The Nation, Jason Silverstein writes that a factor beyond privacy comes into play with the collection of DNA samples upon a person's arrest.

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