One of the reasons corporate CEOs are paid so much is that they are the personhood of the corporation incarnate. If the corporation commits a crime that carries a prison sentence, it is the CEO who stands trial for it and goes to prison for it if convicted.
The problem is that the US government is REALLY reluctant to actually apply that to people.
If the mere presence of child porn on a server is a strict liability offense for the owner of the server -- even if the owner is unaware that a third party put it there -- then you could use the law as a weapon against anyone you dislike.
Just email them an encrypted illegal image and don't provide the key to them. Then give the feds an anonymous tip. The feds will easily crack the encryption an end user cannot, and discover the incriminating contraband.
Strict liability then kicks in.
A group like Anonymous could even (in theory) get all of Congress imprisoned by defacing Congressional websites in specific ways, given how strict liability laws work.
Ignorant people hate being reminded of their ignorance. Arrogant people cover up their ignorance with bluster.
Judges are more susceptible to both than most, since it's literally their job to decide what reality is -- and the facts don't necessarily have anything to do with laws.
So when a lower court judge educates himself and renders a decision that due to a higher judge's ignorance makes no sense to that higher judge, then the judge can either exercise humility and decide that the lower judge knows the subject better -- or exercise arrogance and decide that the lower judge doesn't have a clue because his ruling makes no sense to the willfully ignorant and overturn it.
By that statute, the US government became a terrorist organization the first time they made a military attack on a civilian function -- hitting a wedding with a drone strike, or taking out a US citizen and his children together because it's too much bother to go arrest him.
A head of state/commander in chief is a legitimate military target -- whether your weapon of choice is a long rifle, a laser guided bomb or weaponized satire (he really DOES resemble Gollum).
If you are using asymmetric warfare against legitimate military targets, then you are a freedom fighter no matter what the people you oppose call you.
If you're attacking civilian targets to scare those civilians you didn't attack into doing something different, then it doesn't matter what you call yourself -- you're a terrorist.
George Washington did both in his life. The US government routinely commits acts of terrorism -- the only difference between a drone strike on a wedding and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center is that the drone operator lacks the courage to put his own life on the line for his convictions.
Blending into an innocent crowd doesn't work so well when the government doesn't care if they have the right warm body in a cell, just that they have A warm body in the cell.
And when they're willing to fill a hundred cells with innocent warm bodies in hopes one of them will be the right warm body, such tactics will backfire. I'd say hilariously backfire, but it's not funny at all to the other 99 people.