The DNA Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 (DNA Act) requires convicted felons to submit DNA samples to law enforcement for entry into the Combined DNA Index System Database (CODIS). The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from searches that are deemed unreasonable. In United States v. Weikert the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts considered whether the DNA Act violated the Fourth Amendment. The district court held that the State’s lack of special need to obtain DNA precluded extraction of a sample, absent individualized suspicion of criminal conduct. . . .
A case comment on the subsequent appeal of this case to the First Circuit is available here, in Volume 41.