Other Cases of Law for Life - Are there Guidelines for Preventive Killing ?
Major disagreements still reign about virtually every one of the legal judgements listed below, with the exception perhaps of war crimes trials where a line of military executions is deemed to have been crossed.
The Necessity Defense Denied: Just because Law tells you that you must kill someone or face death yourself, crimes against humanity cannot be justified. The Nuremberg Court in 1946, condemning "obedient" Nazi leaders to execution
The Necessity Defense Denied: Because the unborn are not legally persons, there is no justification to kill a 3rd trimester abortionist to prevent further killing. The Judge, ruling against the killing in a church of Dr. Tiller
The Necessity Defense Denied: There is no legal justification for assisted suicide, nor a right to one's own life, even when suicide would require assistance. in the cases of Dr. Kavorkian
The Necessity Defense Accepted: There is legal justification for pre-emptive military intervention to save future lives in case of imminent terrorist attack Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama, intervening in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Other Cases of Law for Life - Are there Guidelines for Preventive Disobedience ?
Hans Calmeyer followed the administrative racial laws and regulations which he was obligated to administer if not enforce. And yet he did not follow them exactly, as he allowed the use of likely-forged if not obviously-forged documents and misrepresentations to exempt people from judgments that would lead to slave camps and probably execution.
Law Not Followed: Just because Law says that abortion is legal, individuals refuse to kill or dismember infants in the womb, at risk to their jobs. Catholics and Evangelicals, fired for refusing to carry out abortions