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UK top court backs extradition of WikiLeaks boss.

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LONDON(AP)Britain’sSupreme Court has endorsed the extradition of WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange to Sweden, an important turning point in the Internet activist‘s controversial career.

Assange, 40, has spent the better part of two years fighting attempts to send him to the Scandinavian nation, where he is accused of sex crimes.  The U.K. end of that struggle appeared to come to a messy conclusion Wednesday, with the nation’s highest court ruling five to two that the warrant seeking his arrest was properly issued — and Assange’s lawyer arguing that the case should be reopened.

Supreme Court President Nicholas Phillips, speaking for the majority, acknowledged that Assange’s case “has not been simple to resolve,” but that the court had concluded that “the request for Mr. Assange’s extradition has been lawfully made and…

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