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Rare redo in terrorism records case gets combative

CHICAGO (AP) -- A judicial mulligan has taken place in federal court after staff failed last week to record what was supposed to be the only such hearing in a terrorism case touching on surveillance issues raised by Edward Snowden.

The rare do-over Monday at the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago started slowly. One judge even said she'd try to recreate the questions she asked before.

But later, a lawyer for accused terrorist Adel Daoud sparred with presiding Judge Richard Posner. Thomas Durkin asked, "Why are you so hostile? Your tone is hostile."

Posner snapped back, "If you don't answer my questions, I get irritated."

The issue is a trial judge's ruling granting the defense access to intelligence-court records.

Daoud denies trying to ignite a bomb in Chicago in 2012.

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ricklexus June 09 2014 at 10:23 PM

His hairdo should be enough to require some jail time.

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Larry June 10 2014 at 9:59 AM

Incompetence resulting in havoc out of Chicago?

Why should we be surprised at all?

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BRYANT June 10 2014 at 12:27 AM

And your comment should require some time in a mental institution.

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hensteeth BRYANT June 10 2014 at 10:01 AM

That's harsh, Bryant. Let's settle for a kick in the butt.

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redwingirish BRYANT June 10 2014 at 12:56 PM

Lighten up...ricklexus's comment is spot on! His barber should be locked up too!

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criterion29 June 10 2014 at 1:40 AM

just read his face .............

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Vimala Nowlis June 10 2014 at 12:45 PM

How do you fail to record a trial session? Was the "staff" drunk on duty?
You can't ask the same question again. Now that the Terrorist has warning, he can change his answer and demeaner.
Don't they have barbers in jail? What's with his hair?

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ROB SYKES June 10 2014 at 1:18 PM

With a high profile case like this you know the top DOJ is watching [way to go Eric]…

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JohnBoydStrother June 10 2014 at 10:00 AM

It seems that if someone even tries to make a fire cracker and then wants to set it off, it would be considered making a bomb and want to detonate it. Every one use to do this a few years ago, but now it is illegal. Gosh we have gone to hell in a hand basket.

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onemadashell JohnBoydStrother June 10 2014 at 10:56 AM

you can still make your own fireworks. they have not made that illegal yet.

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William J onemadashell June 10 2014 at 11:41 AM

Just try buying the ingredients though. Feds on your azz before you get home.

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sachfoxo June 10 2014 at 1:31 PM

Nice smirk on his face..... A skin head cut would wipe that smile off his face. Question : Was the entire Professional court room filled with people who don't care ? A redo !!!!! No recordings ??? HUH ...Kangaroo court . Can't a person get Felony conviction in Florida or do they only convict Misdemeanors ? Let's just let him go !!! The court Secretary forgot to press the start button......DUH.....Another Trial .....No Way

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juststeve35 sachfoxo June 10 2014 at 2:43 PM


Sorry Einstein, but this is CHICAGO.

But hey, don't like stuff like TRUTH or FACT stand in the way of your spewing your ignorance.

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sachfoxo juststeve35 June 10 2014 at 5:26 PM

Knuckle Head juststeve35 I don't care where it was You must be 15 years old by your Childish post. Let's see ... me 2.... you 0.... It seems your the Ignorant one LOL you said People from Chicago don't like stuff like TRUTH or FACT why are you putting your Own state Down ? . I used to play on the South side of Chicago with Muddy Waters. Why do you scream when you write. You are a successful experiment in artificially stupid. It seems that you are talking to yourself !

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dan_crabtree June 10 2014 at 12:56 PM

should be a movie star indeed as the left hopes of course for his aquittal am sure as none of this could have been his fault...

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abcstarfox dan_crabtree June 10 2014 at 2:45 PM

You work very hard at A$$ hole ism

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prnyl June 10 2014 at 1:18 PM

Chicago politics- enuf said1

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