Gansler Seeks DNA Testing and Potomac Fishing Limits
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler outlined some of the core battles his office faces in the middle of his second term. First among them are efforts to expand police authority to take DNA swabs. A Maryland law granting this authority was overturned in the Maryland Supreme Court.
Mr. Gansler spoke in late summer in St. Mary’s County, introduced as an attorney who has argued successfully before the U.S. Supreme Court. The attorney general said he saw indications the case could land in that court upon appeal.
Speaking upon the banks of the Potomac River, Mr. Gansler noted watermen in the gathering of about 200 local business and community leaders had asked about his office’s ongoing efforts to reduce the menhaden fish harvest coming out of a single company in Virginia responsible for 80 percent of the harvest.