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On February 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case of Maryland v. King. On this previously recorded live conference call, our expert attended oral argument and provides a report to our listeners. In the state of Maryland, a rape and assault case rendered identifiable DNA material, but it did not match any existing samples in the DNA database. Alonzo King was subsequently arrested in an unrelated matter and, under Maryland’s DNA Collection Act, a DNA sample was collected from him and analyzed. King’s DNA sample matched the sample from the unrelated rape and assault case. The Court will decide whether this DNA sample can be used in his prosecution for that rape and assault.
- Mr. John P. Elwood, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
- Moderator: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society