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Trial of accused Lenawee Co. militia members begins

9 people were arrested in March 2010 and charged with conspiring against the government


Jury selection is underway in the trial of seven people accused of being part of a Lenawee County militia who wanted to overthrow the government.


The accused members of the group called Hutaree are charged with conspiring to kill a police officer, then attacking the officer's funeral to wage a war on the government. No one was ever attacked.


The defendants' attorneys say their clients are being prosecuted for saying stupid things.


A federal judge in Detroit is asking potential jurors what they think about confidential informants. The trial is expected to last weeks.

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