A PANEL of five judges of the Supreme Court hearing the reference by the Ombudsman Commission on the legality of the Constitutional Amendment Law 2008 yesterday questioned whether it had been made law yet, The National reports.
Lawyers representing the State could not confirm this.
The Speaker was represented by Charles Mande of Kelly Naru Lawyers while the Deputy Solicitor-General Laias Kandi represented the attorney-general.
Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia asked Mande if the Constitutional Amendment Law 2008 was still a "proposed law" or had already been a "law".
Mande said he was not in a position to confirm it.
Justice Bernard Sakora also wanted to know whether the Speaker's instructions were from the time the amendments were debated in Parliament in 2008 or were they from the current Speaker.
Mande and Kandi said they had received recent instructions from the Speaker and the Attorney-General respectively before appearing in court.
The judges agreed that the two lawyers be given time to consult their clients and adjourn the matter to next Monday.