The bedfellows comment is from SCOTUSblog's live blogging today on Maryland v. King, commenting on the dissent line-up of Scalia, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan. Justice Scalia felt so strongly that the government shouldn't be cheek-swabbing suspects without a warrant that he read his dissent from the bench. From his dissent:
Today’s judgment will, to be sure, have the beneficial effect of solving more crimes; then again, so would the taking of DNA samples from anyone who flies on an airplane (surely the Transportation Security Administration needs to know the "identity" of the flying public), applies for a driver’s license, or attends a public school. Perhaps the construction of such a genetic panopticon is wise. But I doubt that the proud men who wrote the charter of our liberties would have been so eager to open their mouths for royal inspection.
Bloggers have also taken note of this coy Scalia footnote:
Compare, New York v. Belton, 453 U. S. 454 (1981) (suspicionless search of a car permitted upon arrest of the driver), with Arizona v. Gant, 556 U. S. 332 (2009) (on second thought, no).