The country will know next week Wednesday the outcome of Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness’ appeal against the declaration of the constitutional court in the undated Senate letter case.
The Court of Appeal this afternoon reserved judgement after hearing two days of arguments.
Mr. Holness is appealing the decision of the Constitutional Court last month that he acted unlawfully when he used undated letters to remove Arthur Williams and Dr. Christopher Tufton from the Senate in 2013.
Former Attorney General in the Bruce Golding-administration, Ransford Braham argued on behalf of Mr. Holness in the Appeal Court.
Wentworth Charles and Dr. Lloyd Barnett are representing Mr. Williams.
Mr Braham argued that the decision of the constitutional court should be overturned because the incorrect procedure had been used by Mr. Williams to bring the matter to court.
Mr. Braham told the court that Arthur Williams’ case was brought by a fixed date claim form, instead of by petition, as is required by the constitution.
But Dr. Barnett argued that the Jamaican Constitution does not specify any special act under which such a case could be brought.
Dr. Barnett also argued that the Supreme Court had the jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Court of Appeal President Seymour Panton and Justices Mahadev Dukharan and Patrick Brooks heard the arguments.