The Federal Defender's appeal of Judge Garcia's order rejecting constitutional challenges to the law mandating DNA collection from defendants on pretrial release has now been scheduled for briefing and argument in the Ninth. In U.S. v. Pool, No. 09-10303, the opening brief is due October 5 and oral argument has been set for the week of December 7-11 in San Francisco. Judge Garcia's order, EJG U.S. v. Pool Order 7-15-09, summarily adopted Judge Hollows's conclusion in rejecting the FD's challenges to mandatory DNA collection for pretrial releasees before conviction, see May 30, 2009 post and order. According to Rachelle Barbour who is handling the FD's appeal, Judge Hollows agreed to continue to stay DNA collection pending her client's appeal to the Ninth, but that he intends to lift the stay for other similarly situated defendants unless they appeal too. Others who want to contest the DNA collection order should continue to challenge any DNA collection condition in the magistrate court, appeal adverse orders to the respective district court judges (and the Ninth Circuit if necessary), and request stays pending appeal. Call Rachelle if you want the briefing in Pool or to discuss consolidating an appeal with her Pool appeal in the Ninth.