A federal appeals court has ruled a 20-year-old terrorism suspect has no right to see classified documents regarding how evidence against him was gathered, reversing a trial court’s ruling that would have given him unprecedented access to FISA court records.
A federal appeals court in Chicago heard rare oral arguments on Wednesday related to surveillance questions raised by disclosures from onetime government contractor Edward Snowden.
The federal appeals court in Chicago is considering whether terrorism defendants have a right to know why they’ve been wire tapped by federal agents, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
A federal judge said Tuesday that she’ll wait for the appeals process to run its course before implementing her ruling that gives lawyers for a Chicago terrorism suspect access to secret documents spelling out how the U.S. government sought permission to spy on him.
A suburban Chicago teenager pleaded not guilty on Friday on charges that he tried to have an undercover FBI agent killed.
If they learn the government did use enhanced surveillance to trigger its investigation of Adel Daoud, defense lawyers have said they would challenge subsequent evidence on grounds it violated protections against unreasonable searches.
Adel Daoud, 19, was arrested in September and accused of attempting to blow up neighboring bars in the South Loop.
Defense attorney Thomas Durkin told a federal judge that he needs to know how the government compiled evidence against Adel Daoud, resulting in charges that he tried to set off what he thought was a car bomb next to a Chicago bar.
A suburban teen has pleaded not guilty to allegedly trying to set off what he thought was a car bomb next to a Chicago bar.
An 18-year-old man from Hillside has been ordered held without bond, after he was indicted on charges he plotted to detonate a car bomb outside a downtown bar.
Congressman Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said Tuesday that the recent arrest of a Muslim teenager from Hillside for allegedly plotting to detonate a car bomb outside a downtown bar proves his point about radical Islam is a real threat that exists in the Chicago suburbs.
The defense attorney for the 18-year-old boy from Hillside accused of trying to set off what he thought was a car bomb downtown says the government’s case is suspicious.
The feds won’t say which downtown bar a suburban teen wanted to blow up Friday night — but Mike Feirstein is convinced it was his.
An alleged plot to bomb a downtown Chicago bar apparently has been foiled, and a young man has been arrested, in a FBI undercover operation.