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Monday, June 17, 2013

An Insider’s Look At Maryland v. King

Kannon K. Shanmugam, Alonzo Jay King Jr.’s lawyer, was reviewing the amicus briefs filed to the Supreme Court in support of Maryland’s DNA collection law when he started counting. Forty-nine states had filed briefs.

Shanmugam was encouraged.

“Someone held out!” he recalled to laughter during a panel session at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting. “Then I realized it was Maryland.”

Shanmugam was gracious in defeat Thursday as he provided the lawyers and judges in Ocean City with his perspective on Maryland v. King, which reinstated the state law permitting police to collect DNA samples from people arrested on charges of committing or attempting to commit a violent crime.


1 comment:

lmclain said...

The Constitution will soon go the way of the Gutenburg Bible. Useful in its time and historically important, but not used much any more. Keep cheering. Keep practicing that Nazi salute. Keep thinking that because you haven't done anything wrong, its okay. YOU will soon go the way of the German Jews and other citizens who weren't doing anything wrong, either. Oh, it can't happen here? Thats what they thought, too.