Terrorism Suspect Challenges Warrantless NSA Wiretapping

Law360, Los Angeles (January 30, 2014, 6:19 PM EST) -- An Uzbek refugee accused of aiding terrorists asked a Colorado federal court on Wednesday to suppress evidence against him that was obtained through the National Security Agency’s warrantless wiretapping program, the first criminal defendant to challenge the law authorizing the program.

Jamshid Muhtorov, charged with providing material support to terrorists, filed a motion to suppress his communications obtained through the 2008 amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, arguing the law was unconstitutional. 

“Mr. Muhtorov believes that the government’s surveillance of him was unlawful for the...
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