Jacob Sherkow on DNA profiles vs. sequences

CLB fellow Jacob Sherkow has penned an op-ed for Cleveland’s Plain Dealer analyzing a recent Ohio Supreme Court ruling on DNA collection by law enforcement.   The court ruled that the State can keep DNA collected from arrestees, even if they are subsequently acquitted of the crimes for which they were arrested.  As Jake explains, the court’s analysis, which distinguished between DNA “profiles” and “sequences,” may be important to another case currently before the Supreme Court: Maryland v. King.

Read Jake’s analysis here, and stay tuned to our Case Updates page to track new developments on DNA collection by law enforcement.