Prospective jurors have been called to federal court in Detroit to fill out questionnaires in the trial of seven people charged with trying to stir rebellion against the government.
Lawyers for eight people accused of being part of anti-government militia are opposing the use of an anonymous jury at an upcoming trial in Detroit.
One of nine people charged in an investigation of a southern Michigan militia has pleaded guilty to a firearm charge in the case.
Joshua Clough of Lenawee County is accused of conspiring to rebel against the government among other charges. He and eight other people are scheduled to go to trial in February.
A September trial has been postponed for eight people accused of belonging to an anti-government Michigan militia.
Federal prosecutors believe one of nine members of a Michigan-based militia is not mentally competent to stand trial.
Six of the nine people charged with conspiring to overthrow the U.S. government have returned to Detroit federal court to hear lawyers argue for a key hearing to challenge evidence.
Lawyers in the Hutaree militia case are hoping to use the federal government’s own secret recordings to get the case tossed out of court. Members of the Michigan-based group were arrested in an FBI raid last March.
Lawyers for the son of a Midwest militia leader are asking a judge to dismiss some of the most serious charges filed by federal prosecutors.