News tagged with criminal convictions

UK finally pardons computer pioneer Alan Turing

His code breaking prowess helped the Allies outfox the Nazis, his theories laid the foundation for the computer age, and his work on artificial intelligence still informs the debate over whether machines can think.

dateDec 23, 2013 in Mathematics
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Appeals court orders new trial in Brocade case

(AP) -- A federal appeals court has tossed out the criminal conviction of the first Silicon Valley executive to go to trial in a stock options scandal that triggered charges against at least a dozen executives.

dateAug 18, 2009 in Business
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Training soldiers to disobey 'illegal' orders

The military should be cautiously training soldiers to disobey unlawful superior's orders as a way of legally protecting them against a criminal conviction, according to QUT legal expert Dr Carmel O'Sullivan.

dateMar 27, 2013 in Other
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