> "The most important word in section 83A(2)(a) is the word 'a'. It does not ask you whether 'the' substantial measure occurred in the UK, it asks merely whether 'a' substantial measure of the conduct occurred in the UK. A substantial measure of conduct can occur in the UK even if the majority, even if the preponderance of it, is US centric."
That seems a poor distinction for the pro-extradition side to make, you'd expect them to be arguing the other way, as their argument seems to say that it just needs to be a substantial measure, rather than the majority of the conduct.
Which is reasonable, except:
> (2)For the purposes of this section, the extradition would not be in the interests of justice if the judge— (a)decides that a substantial measure of D's relevant activity was performed in the United Kingdom; and
So their argument seems to be that a minority of the conduct (so long as it is in itself a substantial measure) would be enough to bar extradition.
Are El Reg sure it was the US's barrister that said this, and not the defence?