Federal appeals court upholds FL sex offender registration, DNA sample laws

Federal appeals court upholds FL sex offender registration, DNA sample laws

[JURIST] A three-judge panel of the US Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld [opinion, PDF] two Florida laws that require sex offenders to register with the state and submit a DNA sample after release from prison. A group of offenders challenged the laws anonymously as violations of constitutional rights, but in its decision Monday the court upheld them as "rationally related to a legitimate government interest". AP has more.