Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom received a big setback today in his ongoing legal quest to remain free in New Zealand, rather than in a US prison.
Dotcom and his lawyers have lost a bid to force the United States to show them the evidence they plan to use in making their argument that he should be extradited.
The Supreme Court of New Zealand published a 123-page ruling today, detailing their decision that the US isn’t required to hand over to Dotcom and his lawyers copies of the documents it refers to in its arguments.
“The US has been given a free ride to cherry pick whatever allegations they want,” said Ira Rothken, Dotcom’s American lawyer. “Now, there’s not an even playing field in the extradition proceeding. It’s an unfair situation.”