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Appeals court denies request for rehearing on secret records in Chicago-area terrorism case

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CHICAGO — An appeals court in Chicago has denied a terrorism suspect's request that a full court consider the question of whether his defense can see secret intelligence-court records.

Adel Daoud's lawyers made the request with the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, and a three-judge panel ruled against them in June.

A brief docket entry Thursday says the request for a rehearing before all 10 appellate judges is denied.

The issue touches on revelations by whistleblower Edward Snowden about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and how it approved expanded surveillance.

Daoud denies trying to ignite a bomb in Chicago. The 20-year-old's attorneys say seeing FISA documents about Daoud is key to their defense.

But in their June ruling, the three judges said opening up the papers could jeopardize national security.

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