Andrea Roth Says Judge’s DNA Opinion Merits Public Scrutiny

Daily Journal, February 28, 2012 by John Roemer (registration required)

“Judge Karlton’s analysis is significant in part because it unearths problematic details about the way the statute actually operates,” Roth said, “such as that the federal regulations have no provision for comparing the arrestee’s DNA profile to future arrestee profiles for identification purposes, that federal officials do in fact retain samples indefinitely, and that the law does not require federal officials ever to destroy the sample, even after dismissal or acquittal.”