PORTLAND — The Obama administration filed a motion today asking a federal appeals court to delay a warrantless wiretapping case involving a former Islamic charity with its only U.S. chapter in Oregon.

President Obama's attorney general, Eric Holder, is dealing with a case left over from the Bush administration.

Lawyers for the former Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation chapter in Ashland say it was the target of illegal electronic surveillance and have won several rounds in court.

But now Holder and the Obama administration, like the Bush administration, argue the case could reveal classified information.

They want the case delayed until it can be reviewed by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

— The Associated Press