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SCOTUS To Hear Blood Test Privacy Case

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 8, 2013

The Supreme Court of the United States is set to hear oral arguments Wednesday on whether police need a court order to procure a blood sample from a suspected drunk driver, SCOTUSblog reports. In Missouri v. McNeely, the defense has argued that taking the defendant’s blood sample without his consent or a warrant violated his Fourth Amendment rights. The court will now determine what “exigent circumstances” permit law enforcement to obtain a suspect’s blood sample without a court order.
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