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WEBINAR: Misuses of Infant Blood and Other Dystopian Horror Stories


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Almost every child born in the United States undergoes state-mandated newborn screening. For each state, a small blood sample is collected from each newborn within 48 hours of birth and sent to a laboratory for testing for a panel of genetic disorders. 

Law enforcement can sidestep the Constitution when it obtains infant blood without a warrant. For example, in New Jersey, instead of seeking a warrant for which officers did not have probable cause, the State Police subpoenaed the testing program to obtain the blood sample of a child, now nine years old, whose father was suspected of committing a sexual assault on a person who was not the child. DNA analysis conducted by the State Police was later used as probable cause for a warrant to obtain DNA from the father, who was subsequently charged in the assault case. These violations of the constitution have occurred in other states, including California and New York. 

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- Legislative outreach.
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DATES: Available any time; registrants will have access for 30 days after purchase
COST: $9.99
DURATION: Approx. 1 hour
CLE Credit: No CLE credit available

Speaker: New Jersey Public Defender, Jennifer Sellitti

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