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Supreme Court to weigh genetic privacy rules

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The U.S. Supreme Court building as seen from the U.S. Captiol June 27, 2012 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court takes up the right to privacy — genetic privacy.

California is one of 28 states with laws on the books that allow authorities to take DNA samples from people arrested for, but not convicted of, a serious crime. The Justices will be deciding if those DNA samples violate the 4th Amendment, which guards against unreasonable search and seizure.

For more on this pivotal Supreme Court Case, we are joined by Laurie Levenson of Loyola Law School.

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