[JURIST] The US Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday upheld a jury conviction of three nuns for defacing a missile silo with their own blood in 2002. The nuns, who allegedly cut a chain link fence at a military facility in northern Colorado to gain access to the silo, had been convicted of obstructing national defense and damaging government property. The appeals court noted the potential importance of civil disobedience, but stated that the protest was more than a "trivial intrusion on some obscure military facility." Read the full court opinion [text]. AP has more on the story.