A Philadelphia man convicted in 2008 of conspiring to kill military personnel at Fort Dix has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on a key aspect of the case. The lawyer for Serdar Tatar submitted a request Tuesday for the court to reevaluate a decision last year by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, which found that the federal government applied the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act correctly in the case.
The lawyer, Richard Sparaco, said it was wrong to use information gathered under the act in a domestic criminal case. Attorneys for the four other defendants, all Muslims who grew up in Cherry Hill, also plan to appeal, Sparaco said. — AP