Michael Tarm of AP reports:
Lawyers for a U.S. citizen charged with terrorism in Chicago said Friday in a filing that the government is purposely dodging questions about whether it used expanded secret surveillance programs against their client in a calculated bid to ensure the hotly debated practices can’t be challenged in the Supreme Court.
The claim came in an early morning filing at federal court in Chicago by attorneys for Adel Daoud. The 19-year-old, of Hillsdale, is accused of trying to ignite what he thought was a car bomb outside a bar last year in Chicago. Daoud, whose trial is set for Feb. 3, has pleaded not guilty to attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction and other charges.
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