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Court won't hear lacrosse players rights' claim

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from three former Duke University lacrosse players who were among those falsely accused 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 them give DNA samples and examined their bodies in an attempt to find evidence to use against them.

The players were declared innocent and all charges were dismissed.

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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