And some of these were raised by Scalia in his written dissent. In particular, he warned that the ruling, technically limited to “serious” crimes, undoubtedly will be expanded to others should governments decide it’s desirable to do so.
At a time when the public has reasons for being suspicious of government intentions and the scope of its power — ranging from IRS probes to the seizing of news organization phone records — you would think the court might see a flaw in widespread DNA collections.
Instead, Americans are given another reason to wonder what government will do with all that information.
— The New Castle, Pa., News