Jury Selection Begins In Michigan Militia Trial

February 6, 2012

Jury selection begins this week for members of a Michigan militia accused of sedition. Federal officials say the group calling itself The Hutaree wanted to kill police officers in hopes of inciting a general uprising against the government. The seriousness of those charges means attorneys will search for a specific type of individual to weigh the evidence, says a senior member of one of the nation’s largest jury consulting firms. Psychologist Arthur Patterson tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter his firm consulted on the Enron and O. J. Simpson trials – but the Hutaree case is very different.