Gary McKinnon's solicitors, Kaim Todner LLP, say that:
The judgments in the two judicial reviews, one against the Secretary of State and the second against the DPP, will be handed down on Friday 31st July
Another stressful time for Gary's family, friends and supporters.
UPDATE: The official UK Courts Service Daily Cause list at the Royal Courts of Justice, in the Strand, London:
ADMINISTRATIVE COURT SITTING IN LONDON
Before LORD JUSTICE STANLEY BURNTON
Friday 31 July, 2009
At 10 o'clock
CO/9914/2008 The Queen on the application of Mckinnon v SS For Home Department
CO/4801/2009 The Queen on the application of Mckinnon v DPP
SS = Secretary of State
DPP = Director of Public Prosecutions
It will probably only take 10 or 15 minutes for the two Judgments to be "handed down"
The Judicial Review of Gary McKinnon's extradition case, is provisionally set to be heard on Tuesday 9th June and Wednesday 10th June 2009.
Only the Aspergers's Syndrome aspects of the handling of the case by the Home Office etc. will be heard, none of the alleged evidence against Gary will be allowed to be heard or challenged. No other Human Rights aspects of the case will be heard either.
Gary McKinnon's lawyers, led by Karen Todner, have succeeded, despite fierce opposition from the UK Government (represented by a barrister working for the Treasury Solicitor) in getting a Court Date for the oral Judicial Review of the decision to extradite Gary to the USA - Tuesday 20th January 2009
It seems that Hugo Keith QC, acting for the Treasury Solicitor argued against any sort of Judicial Review, and then wasted even more public money on legal fees, and slowed down the already overburdened Court system, by getting a hearing in front of a Judge, to try to overturn Karen Todner's rejection of the date which he was demanding, the 2nd December (i.e. next Tuesday),
Is it just a coincidence, or are the officials who set the Court Dates waving a couple of fingers at President George W. Bush and his apparatchiki and henchmen, who officially hand over power to President-elect Barack Obama on the same day, Tuesday 20th January 2009 ?