Catching up - I was enable to keep the blog up to date - with the Nasa hacker story.
The last episode is first a protest against his extradition (3 september 2008), and the last possible appeal for Mr. McKinnon before the Hight Court. The grounds of appeal is unfitness to stand trial in the US, and thus asking the trial to take place in the UK... which means applying UK laws, not US laws, thus sentencing will be much more favourable. Home office decides
see also: http://www.crime-research.org/news/29.08.2008/3542/ (29 August 2008)
Note that none of the articles seems to give an accurate account of what the US is claimins as damages suffered...