U.S. v. Stegman.U.S. District Court
DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes.
U.S. v. Stegman, 295 F.Supp.2d 542 (D.Md. 2003). The government filed a notice of violation of conditions of supervised release after an offender refused to comply with a probation officer's order to submit a blood specimen pursuant to the DNA Analysis DNA analysis Any technique used to analyze genes and DNA. See Chromosome walking, DNA fingerprinting, Footprinting, In situ hybridization, Jeffries' probe, Jumping libraries, PCR, RFLP analysis, Southern blot hybridization. Backlog Elimination Act. The offender moved to dismiss the case and the district court denied the motion. The court held that the application of the Act did not violate the Ex Post Facto ex post facto adj. Latin for "after the fact," which refers to laws adopted after an act is committed making it illegal although it was legal when done, or increases the penalty for a crime after it is committed. Such laws are specifically prohibited by the U. S. Clause, did not violate the Fourth Amendment, did not violate the separation of powers separation of powers: see Constitution of the United States.
separation of powers
Division of the legislative, executive, and judicial functions of government among separate and independent bodies. doctrine, and did not violate the offender's double jeopardy rights. (Maryland)