US Supreme Court Allows Police to take DNA Samples of People Arrested for a “Serious Offense.”

The US Supreme Court ruled today in Maryland v. King, 133 S.Ct. 594 (2012) that police can now take a DNA swab from a persons mouth after they had been arrested for a "serious offense".  In a 5-4 decision, the majority related a DNA swab to taking fingerprints or mugshot at the time of arrest.  [...]