Three Plowshares protesters, including Sr. Megan Rice, were resentenced to time served and two years of unsupervised probation for breaking into a Tennessee nuclear weapons facility in 2012.
A divided 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the sabotage convictions of three Plowshares protestors, one of them a nun in her mid-80s, and remanded the case to a lower court.
The three-judge panel upheld one conviction against the trio on a charge of depredation of property.
The decision was issued Friday.
Judges Raymond J. Kethledge and Jeffrey J. Helmick voted to overturn the convictions. Judge Danny J. Boggs dissented from the majority decision.
Three Catholic anti-war activists, including an 84-year-old nun, were sentenced to federal prison terms Tuesday for sabotage and destruction of government property.
Winter weather postponed the sentencing of three Catholic anti-nuclear activists, who call themselves the Transform Now Plowshares, in federal court.
Despite testimony that referred to the group's actions as vandalism, the jury found the three guilty of intentionally and willfully harming "the national defense of the United States."
Each of the activists faces three separate charges of destruction of property, "depredation" of government property, and trespassing for the July break-in.