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Criminal Resource Manual 247 Hair Samples

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Hair Samples

The federal courts are undecided as to whether the involuntary removal of hair samples constitutes a search and seizure under the Fourth Amendment. United States v. Bullock, 71 F.3d 171, 176 n.3 (5th Cir. 1995), cert. denied, 116 S. Ct. 1365 (1996); United States v. DeParias, 805 F.2d 1447, 1457-1458 (11th Cir. 1986) (collecting cases).
Updated February 19, 2015