Self-confessed hacker Gary McKinnon, who gained unauthorised access to multiple Pentagon computer systems, will learn this week whether an application for an appeal in his case will be heard by the Supreme Court, the new highest court in the UK.
If the appeal goes ahead, then Infosecurity understands an extradition of McKinnon would be unlikely to happen before next spring.
The legal team are arguing that, because the court has agreed to hear an appeal against extradition to the USA brought by Ian Norris, a businessman who has prostate cancer, that ruling should apply to McKinnon too.
Liberty, the civil rights group, has expressed its support for McKinnon’s case, and has said that there may be “compelling personal reasons why a defendant should not be sent abroad for trial”.
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