Court: Hold Hutaree suspects during review

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An appellate court today ruled that nine members of the Hutaree militia must stay behind bars while it reviews the government’s appeal of a judge’s order to release them until trial.

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled to continue the temporary stay of U.S. Judge Victoria Roberts decision to free the Hutaree members pending trial.

A legal fight over the group’s freedom ensued last week after Roberts on May 3 ordered the defendants released over the objections of prosecutors.

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