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Court won't hear lacrosse players rights' claim

Wednesday - 11/13/2013, 4:20am  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from three former Duke University lacrosse players who were among those falsely suspected of raping a stripper.

The players, Ryan McFadyen, Matthew Wilson and Breck Archer, wanted the court to say their constitutional rights were violated by the Durham, N.C., police when officers made the lacrosse team give DNA samples and examined their bodies in an attempt to find evidence to use against them.

All of the charges that were filed in the case were dismissed. The three players who appealed were not among those charged.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said police can use a significantly lower standard than "probable cause" to justify a court order compelling a search and DNA swabs. The high court will not review that decision.


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