What price justice?

UK Supreme CourtUK Supreme Court

The unnecessary UK Supreme Court cost £56 million to refurbish its premises and will cost £14 million a year to run. One of its first decisions has been the shameful refusal to hear an appeal by Gary McKinnon against his extradition to the USA. As Barack Obama has just been awarded the Nobel Peace prize for just being a popular President, perhaps he could use his influence to show a little humanity and drop the extradition request?

Hawktalk blogs as to why the UK government wants him extradited, namely because he wouldn't be convicted here and hence they didn't bother to ask the US for detailed evidence as it would simply make extradition more difficult. Another example of politics overriding the law.