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Topic - Jack Kay
A day after seven members of a Michigan-based Christian militia were acquitted after some spent two years in jail on charges of trying to overthrow the government, people who watched their trial said the federal case against them was flawed.
"Trying to prove sedition is a very tough thing to do," said Mr. Kay, who was in the Detroit courtroom for much of the federal trial proceedings against members of the Hutaree Militia, a Lenawee, Mich., group whose name means "Christian warriors."
"I think this case will make the government think very carefully about using that charge in the future because it's so complex, and it's hard to get a jury to fully understand that you have to make all the links - to get from just talk about it, to planning, to action," he said.