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lawful orders

A plea or legal defense strategy in which the defendant claims that their actions were solely the result of carrying out the orders of superiors and that, as such, they 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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Earlier, Justice Athar Minallah called the comments from the respondents, but it was highly unlikely that the respondents were paid no heed to theses lawful orders even passing so many days.
He was accused of failing to obey the lawful orders of police during an international boxing competition held in Khudjan the same month, an accusation he denied.
At the very least the international community should be made aware that warrants of arrest have been issued for Mr William West and Mr William McLucas and they chose to deliberately or otherwise ignore lawful orders of a Court of the Philippines.
His intent in this effort is to highlight the evolution of British bombing practices to counter the assertion that the British commanders refused to obey lawful orders.
Abdalla is now under detention as he awaits trial on why he failed to obey lawful orders from the anti-graft body.
The activists and other unknown persons were charged under 11 Sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to rioting, not obeying lawful orders, defying prohibitory orders, assaulting government servants, provoking people to riot and a Section under the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, which is non- bailable.
Handy on a board that can potentially impact the rate payers so much, yet he feels that it is equally OK to ignore the lawful orders of the town and its Board of Health.
He put aside personal belief, and obeyed the lawful orders of his government.
Smith (7) the CAAF considered whether the military judge was required to give an instruction on the affirmative defense of obedience to lawful orders in a maltreatment case involving the abuse of detainees at the Baghdad Central Confinement Facility at Abu Ghraib, Iraq (hereinafter Abu Ghraib).
The force had argued its decision to take action against Detective Constable Jennifer Coleman related to her disobeying lawful orders and was connected to her honesty and integrity.
jurisdiction and apply to the courts for lawful orders to freeze funds reasonably suspected of being the proceeds of crime.
Polanski will not accept lawful orders of the courts, including relating to extradition, are not true," the Daily Express quoted them as stating in a statement.
President Barack Obama promised CIA officers that they wouldn't be prosecuted for carrying out lawful orders, but the people on the firing line don't believe him.
The panel determined that PC Bettley's membership of the BNP is a clear breach of lawful orders and police regulations as the party's views are incompatible with the duties and values of the Police Service.