Gary McKinnon has been refused a written Judicial review by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith - his lawyers have until 5th December to apply for an Oral Judicial Review.
The Register reports:
McKinnon suffers further legal setback in extradition fight
Fight continues as legal options dry up
By John Leyden
Posted in Law, 7th November 2008 10:49 GMT
Gary McKinnon has suffered another legal setback in his fight against extradition to the US on hacking charges.
The accused hacker has been refused a written judicial review of the Home Secretary's decision not to suspend extradition proceedings in light of his recent diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome. McKinnon's lawyer, Karen Todner, has been given until 5 December to apply for an oral judicial review (ie a hearing in chambers).
The legal setback follows decisions by the House of Lords to deny his appeal against extradition and the European Court of Justice washing its hands of the case.