The Supreme Court Will Take Up a DNA Case

The Supreme Court has added one more case to its docket.  That case is State v. Camey, in which the Court granted leave to appeal.  The question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Was DNA evidence from defendant’s buccal swab admissible pursuant to the inevitable discovery doctrine?”  The Law Division denied the State’s motion to admit defendant’s DNA evidence under the inevitable discovery doctrine.  The Appellate Division granted leave to appeal, and a two-judge panel, in an unpublished per curiam opinion, affirmed that ruling.  The Supreme Court, in turn, granted leave to appeal and will have the final say.