Arguments on spying issue heard in terrorism case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
An attorney for a Chicago man accused of terrorism has told a judge she can restore faith in the judicial system by ordering the government to disclose how it may have used enhanced surveillance in the case

This undated photo provided by the U.S. Marshal's office shows Adel Daoud, of Hillside, Ill. Daoud is charged with terrorism for allegedly trying to set off what he thought was a car bomb Sept. 14, 2012, near a downtown Chicago bar. In a filing in U.S. District Court late Wednesday, June 12, 2013, in Chicago, the government denied a defense contention that prosecutors may have used a 2008 amendment expanding the scope of a foreign intelligent law to charge the 19-year-old Daoud. The government filing says investigators relied on pre-2008 provisions. He remains jailed in Chicago awaiting trial, which is set for Feb. 3. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshal's office)

CHICAGO (AP) An attorney for a Chicago man accused of terrorism has told a judge she can restore faith in the judicial system by ordering the government to disclose how it may have used enhanced surveillance in the case.

The impassioned arguments came Friday at a rare open-court hearing over whether prosecutors must say if their evidence derived from the spying programs revealed by former government contractor Edward Snowden.

Adel Daoud has pleaded not guilty to trying to ignite what he thought was a bomb outside a Chicago bar.

Defense attorney Thomas Durkin says U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman could help restore "lost faith" across the country by ruling for Daoud.

Prosecutors say they are not obliged to reveal that information.


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