US continues using secret evidence in trials

In the meantime, the US continues using secret evidence in trials:

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has ruled against terrorism suspect Adel Daoud, saying that he and his attorneys cannot access the evidence gathered against him. The Monday ruling overturns an earlier lower district court ruling that had allowed Daoud and his lawyers to review the legality of digital surveillance warrants used against him.

So they found him by NSA warrantless surveillance, enticed him into planting something he thought was a bomb, and then tried him for doing it... but won't let him see the evidence they have against him.

I don't disagree with conducting surveillance on terrorists. But was this person a terrorist before someone put a fake bomb in his hands? I don't know. And I don't know how a jury can possibly decide without seeing the evidence, or how he can defend himself in trial without seeing it.

This entry was published Fri Jun 27 18:47:35 CDT 2014 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2014-06-20 03:18:19.0. [Tweet]

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