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Brianna Denison

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Police Say DNA Sampling Won’t Choke Las Vegas Lab

A new Nevada law requiring DNA samples to be collected from anyone arrested on a felony charge won’t choke an already backlogged crime lab serving southern Nevada.

CBS Las Vegas–06/30/2013

U.S. Supreme Court members (first row L-R) Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, (back row L-R) Associate Justice  Sonia Sotomayor, Assoicate Justice Stephen Breyer, Assoicate Justice Samuel Alito and Associate Justice Elena Kagan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling Supports ‘Brianna’s Law’

A divided U.S. Supreme Court says police can legally take DNA without a warrant from those arrested in hopes of using it to solve old cases.

06/03/2013

A technician prepares vials for DNA testing. (Photo by PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images)

Nev. Assembly Committee Advances Brianna’s Law

A proposal to collect DNA from people arrested on felony charges is still alive in the Nevada Legislature.

05/15/2013

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Nev. Bill Would Require Collection Of DNA From People Arrested On Felony Charges

A bill that would require the collection of DNA from people arrested on felony charges in Nevada encountered tough questions Thursday from lawmakers concerned that samples from innocent people would not be destroyed properly or promptly.

05/10/2013