British hacking suspect wins appeal against extradition to U.S.

Color me surprised. Owen Bowcott reports that Lauri Love won his appeal (ruling) and will not be extradited to the U.S. to face hacking charges here.

The court accepted both of the main arguments advanced by Love’s lawyers that there was no reason he could not be tried in England and that he might suffer serious damage to his health if he were extradited.

There was an outburst of cheering and applause in court when the lord chief justice, Lord Burnett of Maldon, announced his decision. Burnett asked supporters to be quiet, saying: “This is a court, not a theatre.”

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