"The High Court has decided that an issue that arises from my own case is of general public importance and may be of assistance in other cases and should be heard at the Supreme Court," Assange said following a court hearing in London on Monday to consider his request for leave to appeal.
The 'issue' Assange refers to is the pivotal point as to whether the person who signed the European arrest warrant was a 'judicial officer,' as required by law. It would appear the second grounds of appeal, that no arrest warrant had been issued (Assange is still only wanted for questioning) was rejected. The decision was handed down by Sir John Thomas, president of the Queen's bench division, and Mr Justice Ouseley - the same two judges who rejected his recent appeal.
Although this ruling permits Assange to request the Supreme Court hear his appeal, there is no compulsion upon the court to hear the appeal.