Supreme Court

Justices Reject Right to DNA Tests

Another split ruling on a contentious issue from the Supreme Court: The justices ruled on Thursday that “Convicts do not have a right under the Constitution to obtain DNA testing to try to prove their innocence after being found guilty,” according to The New York Times. “The availability of new DNA testing, however, cannot mean that every criminal conviction, or even every conviction involving biological evidence, is suddenly in doubt,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in his opinion. In his dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens wrote, “The DNA test Osborne seeks is a simple one, its cost modest, and its results uniquely precise.”