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  •  Not always. (0+ / 0-)

    The UK often has a very different attitude toward the severity of a crime than the Americans, and in cases where the difference is extreme, court cases can go on forever (Think Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce in Dickens' Bleak House).
    The caveat is that they will go along with the Americans if: a. their goals are similar, and the embassy leaks embarrassed both governments enough that this could apply, or b. the Americans are so overbearing that it would be suicidal to object, and from what the current administration has said, this might be the case.

    "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

    by northsylvania on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 02:27:56 PM PDT

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    •  Tell that to Richard O'Dwyer and gary McKinnon (0+ / 0-)

      The 2003 treaty actually says americans only have to have a "reasonable suspicion" for extradition to be approved.

      "I smoke. If this bothers anyone, I suggest you look around at the world in which we live and shut your fuckin' mouth." --- Bill Hicks

      by voroki on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 02:34:16 PM PDT

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        goes to a McKinnon article. They are still negotiating around that one in the courts, as they have been for a while.

        "There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in". Leonard Cohen

        by northsylvania on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 09:55:47 AM PDT

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