You might think that the Scottish court hearing Megrahi's appeal should have decided by now, early July 2009, that Megrahi is innocent.
However, it has now been announced that one of the judges, Lord Wheatley, is 'off sick'.
Op delays Lockerbie appeal
A decision on the appeal will not now be made until the autumn.
Defence QC Maggie Scott expressed "dismay" at the delay.
She said: "There is a very real risk my client will die before this case is adjudicated."
Lord Fraser was the lord advocate (1989-92) who initiated the case against Megrahi (the Libyan convicted in the Lockerbie trial).
Lord Hardie, as Lord Advocate 1997-2000, was due to lead the prosecution team in the Lockerbie trial.
Dr Hans Kochler, the United Nations observer appointed to oversee the Lockerbie trial, said the Lockerbie trial was "not fair and was not conducted in an objective manner". ( UN Lockerbie trial observer urges independent inquiry into the case )
The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission (SCCRC) examined the Lockerbie case.
Tam Dalyell, former MP, said: "SO WHERE does the report of the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission leave the reputation of Scottish justice?