Pan Am 103 Bombing (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
Opinion of the Scottish High Court
By: Lord Ranald Sutherland, Lord John Cameron Coulsfield, and Lord Ranald MacLean
Date: January 31, 2001
Source: Opinion of the Scottish High Court delivered by Lord Sutherland in causa Her Majesty's Advocate v. Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi and Al Amin Khalifa Fhimah, Prisoners in the Prison of Zeist, Camp Zeist (Kamp van Zeist), The Netherlands.
About the Author: Four judges of the Scottish High Court were appointed to preside over the trial of the defendants in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland. Lord Ranald Sutherland, a judge since 1985, had worked primarily in appeals courts. Lord John Cameron Coulsfield, a judge for twelve years at the time, was editor of the journal Scottish Law and Practice Quarterly. Lord Ranald MacLean had been appointed to the bench in 1990. A fourth judge, Lord Alastair Cameron Abernethy, was an alternate who took part in deliberations but did not vote.
At 6:25 P.M. on December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103, originating in Frankfurt, Germany, took off from London's...
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