3Qs: SC upholds routine DNA tests by police

Law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed said he is con­flicted about the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that police can take DNA sam­ples from people upon arrest, noting both the pri­vacy con­cerns and the poten­tial to solve cold cases.

3Qs: The lasting impact of historic Gideon ruling

Monday marks the 50th anniver­sary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s his­toric ruling that indi­gent crim­inal defen­dants have a con­sti­tu­tional right to a court-​​appointed lawyer. But this fair trail right is viewed as more aspi­ra­tional than oper­a­tional, according to law pro­fessor Daniel Medwed.