Attorney Michael A. Young’s refusal to submit to a government security clearance procedure may end in his removal as defender for one of the men accused of conspiring with Usama Bin Laden to commit acts of terrorism against the United States.

In a hearing interrupted when one of several alleged terrorists tried to attack U.S. District Judge Leonard B. Sand, Mr. Young said yesterday that requiring a security clearance to see classified documents in the case is burdensome, intrusive, and impinges on the attorney-client relationship and attorney work product. He also said it tips the scales of the adversary system in favor of the prosecution.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]