WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will not consider giving a man accused of trying to ignite a bomb in downtown Chicago access to secret intelligence-court records.
The justices rejected the appeal of defendant Adel Daoud without comment Monday.
Daoud had won a trial court ruling that would have given his lawyers unprecedented access to records of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, or FISA court.
Prosecutors appealed and argued that providing the material would endanger national security. The federal appeals court in Chicago agreed with the government and reversed the trial court ruling.
Daoud's case touched on the controversy over expanded U.S. phone and Internet spying set off by former government contractor Edward Snowden, and the FISA court's role in signing off on the increased surveillance.
The case is Daoud v. U.S., 14-794.