CHICAGO (AP) - A hearing will be held on whether the federal government can keep secret its request to conduct clandestine surveillance of an accused attempted terrorist. A judge recently ruled a defense attorney should get access to the government's application to an intelligence court to conduct surveillance.
Tuesday's status hearing before U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman in Chicago is likely to address a government motion for a temporary hold on her ruling. Prosecutors want time to decide if they'll appeal her ruling.
If Coleman's ruling is implemented, it could mean a defense lawyer will, for the first time, see an application submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.
It's related to the case of 20-year-old Adel Daoud, who denies trying to explode a car bomb outside a Chicago bar in 2012.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.