Drama http://nhpr.org en Supreme Court Ruling On DNA Gathering Could Force Screenwriters To Find New Plot Twists http://nhpr.org/post/supreme-court-ruling-dna-gathering-could-force-screenwriters-find-new-plot-twists <p>Early in June, the Supreme Court <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/04/us/supreme-court-says-police-can-take-dna-samples.html?ref=us" target="_blank">cleared the way</a> for police to take DNA samples for people they arrest, without a warrant. The decision has stirred concerns among criminal justice and privacy advocates. The challenge of legally obtaining DNA samples from suspects is an essential plot point in police and court dramas – driving the action across two or even three commercial breaks. New York Times television critic <strong>Neil Genzlinger</strong> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/arts/television/supreme-courts-dna-ruling-tests-the-scriptwriters-art.html?_r=1&amp;" target="_blank">wondered what effect</a> the high court ruling could have on TV crime shows.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:44:39 +0000 Virginia Prescott 30003 at http://nhpr.org Supreme Court Ruling On DNA Gathering Could Force Screenwriters To Find New Plot Twists