Reactions to revelations that McKennon has Asperger's syndrome vary from annoyance to bemusement. The Home Office considers that lateness prevents the revelation to be a valid claim, but I would certainly disagree. Many mental health issues are discovered late, and in relation to crime, often after the illegal behaviour has been committed.
Contempt for hacker's autism defence (CCRC, 16 October 2008)
Appeal lost, whatsoever. "Nasa hacker loses second Home Office appeal" (ZDNet.uk, 14 October 2008)