Guardian :: It was all going so well. Lord Phillips, soon to retire as president of the supreme court, was explaining the judges' reasoning (pdf for download) in clear English suitable for a world-wide live television audience. By a majority of five to two, the supreme court had agreed with the lower courts that the Swedish prosecutor qualified as a "judicial authority" and could therefore issue an European arrest warrant for Julian Assange.
It looked as if he had lost his final appeal against extradition. Two burly security guards ensured that not a peep was heard from Assange's supporters in court. The judges had been warned that Dinah Rose QC, his fearless counsel, wanted to address the court. But they were not prepared for what she had to say.
Continue to read Joshua Rozenberg, www.guardian.co.uk