The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, upheld police taking DNA swabs after an arrest. The court called it the 21st Century version of fingerprints.
Antonin Scalia joined justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan in dissent.
The court did not consider a swab of the cheek a search.
Scalia, in his dissent, said “Today’s judgment will, to be sure, have the beneficial effect of solving more crimes. Then again, so would the taking of DNA samples from anyone who flies on an airplane.”
When you consider the logic, it is similar to fingerprinting but you can hide your fingerprints. You can't hide your DNA.
What's next, you'll have to supply DNA in order to get a driver's license?
Somehow this gives me a cold shiver down my spine.