Five Current Supreme Court Cases You Should Know

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  • affirmative action
  • affirmative action
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  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • Voting Rights
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  • same-sex marriage

The Case: Maryland vs. King

After Alonzo Jay King Jr. of Maryland was arrested for assault in 2009, police took a cheek swab that would eventually link his DNA to an unrelated rape case. Maryland vs. King centers on whether police violated King’s privacy rights by taking the DNA without a search warrant, thus violating the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures.

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