Another good ruling from a Federal judge regarding privacy

From the AP, via

A federal judge in a Chicago terrorism case has undone a key ruling where she found the government need not divulge whether its investigation relied on expanded phone and Internet surveillance programs — opening the sensitive issue back up to debate.

U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman took the rare step over the weekend of vacating that initial finding days after siding with government attorneys prosecuting Adel Daoud, a 19-year-old U.S. citizen accused of trying to ignite what he thought was a bomb next to a downtown Chicago bar last year.

It should be clear under US law that defendants have to right to challenge the constitutionality of the seizure of any evidence used against them. And to mount such a challenge, defendants need to know all the evidence used against them.