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Supreme Court skeptical of warrantless DNA collection (access required)

WASHINGTON – As they grilled the lawyers arguing before them on the issue of whether police can collect DNA samples from unconvicted arrestees without a warrant, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court acknowledged just how high the stakes are. “I think this is, perhaps, the most important criminal procedure case that this court has heard in decades,” said Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. during oral arguments last week in the case Maryland v. King.

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Q&A: The professor of propriety (access required)

Every day, attorneys have to face a challenge not present in any other profession — to be adversarial to one another without being acrimonious. So when Lawyers Weekly wanted to get some advice about what lawyers should do to handle firm dissolutions, terminations and other common disputes as professionally as possible, we turned to Ed Gaskins.

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