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 May 21, 2010  Posted by  Court, Non-U.S.

David Meyer reports:

New home secretary Theresa May has paused Gary McKinnon’s extradition proceedings so she can fully consider the issues in his case.

May has applied for a judicial review hearing, scheduled for Tuesday next week, to be adjourned, the Home Office said on Thursday. The hearing had been arranged to consider whether May’s predecessor, Alan Johnson, was right in law to allow the Nasa hacker’s extradition to go ahead despite fresh evidence of McKinnon’s worsening psychiatric condition.

Read more on ZDNnet (UK)

Thanks to Brian Honan for this link.

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