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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Courts - More on: "Do police need a court order to get a blood sample from an individual suspected of drunk driving?"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 7th, Jacob Gershman of the WSJ Law Blog has this post this afternoon headed "SCOTUS Case Not For the Faint of Heart." He writes:

One of the more interesting arguments against warrantless tests has to do with the actual dangers — not just the intrusiveness — of extracting blood.

In an amicus brief in support of more controls over collecting blood evidence, a group of criminal law and procedure professors from Duke University, Arizona State University and other schools cite several studies that point to the health risks of getting blood drawn.

Talk of blood draw issues of course brings to mind the Indiana Bisard case and particularly the "certified phlebotomist" question.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 8, 2013 03:03 PM
Posted to Courts in general