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: Debating the impact of ‘stand your ground’ laws

The death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed, black teenager shot by self-​​appointed com­mu­nity watch cap­tain George Zim­merman in Florida, has sparked a tur­bu­lent nation­wide dia­logue on race and so-​​called “stand your ground” laws, which autho­rize the use of lethal force in cases of self-​​defense. On Tuesday, law pro­fessor Deb­orah Ramirez spoke at a panel con­vened by Con­gres­sional Democ­rats to address the case.