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Arguments on surveillance heard in terrorism case

January 4, 2014 • National News


FILE – This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Marshal’s office shows Adel Daoud, of Hillside, Ill. Defense lawyers want the government to disclose if it used enhanced surveillance to justify its wider investigation of Daoud who has pleaded not guilty to trying to ignite an inert bomb outside a Chicago bar . (AP Photo/U.S. Marshal’s office, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — A terrorism suspect’s attorney argued Friday that a Chicago judge can restore “lost faith” in the judicial system by ordering the government to disclose whether it used the kind of expanded U.S. surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden against his client.

The impassioned comments came in U.S District Court during a rare open hearing regarding evidence that may have been gleaned from phone and Internet spying — an issue that jurists have been increasingly forced to grapple with in the wake of leaks by former government contractor Snowden.

“Step up and say, ‘The time has come,” defense attorney Thomas Durkin said, appearing to Login to read more

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