Defense In Terror Case Can See FISA Docs, Judge Says

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 8:21 PM EST) -- Material gathered in support of a request to spy on an alleged terrorist plotter must be disclosed to his attorney, an Illinois federal judge said in a groundbreaking ruling Wednesday that exposed a vulnerability in the government’s power to withhold secret documents.

Defendant Adel Daoud, a U.S. citizen who last lived in Hillside, Ill., near Chicago, is accused by the federal government of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to blow up a bar in downtown Chicago. Daoud argued that the government's...
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