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Wisconsin DNA expansion law faces hurdle

State keeps tabs on U.S. Supreme Court case

10:56 AM, Feb. 17, 2013
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As momentum builds for a "DNA-on-arrest" law in Wisconsin, state justice officials are keeping close watch on a U.S. Supreme Court case that will determine whether the controversial initiative is constitutional.

Earlier this week, Gov. Scott Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced a budget proposal to expand DNA collection to those who are arrested on a felony charge. Currently, DNA is taken only from convicted felons and those convicted of a handful of misdemeanors.

Twenty-five states and the federal government have the requirement to take DNA upon felony arrest, and ...

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