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Surveillance ruling goes against Chicago terror suspect

Updated: September 3, 2013 12:06PM



A federal judge has issued a ruling against a 19-year-old alleged terrorist in his bid to force the government to provide details on how it might have used expanded surveillance against him.

Adel Daoud, of Hillside, denies charges he tried to ignite what he thought was a car bomb in Chicago.

His lawyers say expanded surveillance programs as revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden might have triggered the investigation. They want to challenge the constitutionality of subsequent evidence.

But in a notice posted Wednesday, Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman denied a request to order prosecutors to disclose details on expanded surveillance.

There’s no written opinion, so it’s unclear how Coleman’s ruling affects related motions.

Prosecutors argue they won’t use evidence derived from expanded surveillance at trial, so aren’t obliged to divulge it.



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