Appeals Court Overturns First Ever Order to Reveal Surveillance Court Documents

Judge rules in favor of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Appeals Court Overturns First Ever Order to Reveal Surveillance Court Documents

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by allgov.com | June 18, 2014


A federal judge’s precedent-setting ruling that ordered the release of secret court documents to a terrorism defendant’s lawyer has been overturned on appeal, dashing the hopes of defense counsel and civil libertarians.

In January, U.S. District Judge Sharon Coleman ruled that the criminal defense attorney for Adel Daoud could review classified evidence obtained by the government under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).

The decision marked the first time ever that a judge supported a defendant’s claim to see classified information gathered against them.


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