Dot Con takes one in the chook

Today the Court of Appeal handed Kim DotCon a spanking, which is an image that requires me to bleach my eyes.

Kim Dotcom has lost the latest round of his extradition battle with US authorities.

A court has ruled the US does not have to hand over the source documents it relies on in its extradition case against Megaupload founder Dotcom.

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision that ordered the disclosure of the documents that are the basis of the case against Dotcom.

The court said extradition hearings were not trials and the full range of protections and procedures for criminal trials did not apply to extradition. 

The US government can summarise its case in a streamlined procedure. The judge deciding whether to order extradition has to be satisfied that there is a case to answer.

If the court wants more information it should, in most cases, ask the Justice Minister to request it from the overseas authorities who want the person extradited.

The extradition hearing has not yet started. Justice Minister Judith Collins refused to comment while the legal process was ongoing

Good stuff…hopefully we can soon be rid of the meddlesome German fraudster.

It should be one way traffic now for Dot Con…I might throw a farewell party at Auckland airport when he leaves.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.