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lawful orders

A plea or legal defense strategy in which the defendant claims that his or her actions were solely the result of carrying out the orders of superiors and that, as such, he or she should not be found guilty of such actions. Often known as the "Nuremberg defense," which is a reference to the use of such a defense by political and military leaders of defeated Nazi Germany in the Nuremberg Trials of 1945–46. Against the charge of unlawful murder during wartime, the staff sergeant's defense attorney put forward a lawful orders defense, claiming that the killings were carried out under direct orders by superior officers.
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As many regulatory authorities require operators to provide Lawful Interception capabilities, specification GS NFV-SEC 004 explores the architectures and designs to allow Lawful Interception capabilities to be provided in NFV deployments, addressing the NFV community and the wider lawful interception community.
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The former prime minister said he would not get into a debate if asking for a resignation was constitutional, however, if someone wanted to resign that was both constitutional and lawful.
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She also admitted preventing the lawful and decent burial of all three victims and two charges of attempted murder.
The jury is still considering one charge of attempted murder against Stretch and two counts of preventing a lawful burial against Layton.
At Cambridge crown court Stretch, real name Gary Richards, denies three counts of preventing a lawful burial of a body and two attempted murder charges.
Dennehy, of Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, has admitted murder, the attempted murders of Robin Bereza and John Rogers and preventing the lawful burial of all three murder victims.
Under the charge, he was accused of detaining a child without lawful authority or reasonable excuse, keeping the child out of someone else's lawful control, on January 6.
THE EUROPEAN Parliament yesterday adopted a common position on the fenced off area of Famagusta, calling on Turkey to return Varosha to its lawful inhabitants.
Second, no blocking: fixed broadband providers may not block lawful content, applications, services, or non-harmful devices; mobile broad-band providers may not block lawful websites, or block applications that compete with their voice or video telephony services.
The Governor's Lawful Citizens Imprisonment Act (H.
The enemy property could be divested only to the owner or his lawful heir.