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Articles by J.R. Bloom

Supreme Court Upholds DNA Collection as Part of Jail Booking Procedures

The U.S. Supreme Court has paved the way for DNA collection and analysis to become as routine a part of the jail booking process as fingerprinting and mug shots.

In 2009, Maryland police arrested Alonzo King for menacing people with a shotgun. As part of the booking procedure authorized ...

U.S. Supreme Court Reinstates BOP Prisoner's FTCA Suit

On March 27, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court clarified that the scope of the Federal Tort Claims Act's waiver of sovereign immunity for certain intentional torts committed by federal law enforcement officials was not limited to executing searches, seizing evidence or making arrests.

Federal prisoner Kim Millbrook filed ...