Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, September 22nd.
On Capitol Hill, the US Senate Judiciary committee will hold a hearing at 10 AM ET to examine counterterrorism legislation and proposals, including the USA PATRIOT Act [PDF] and the SAFE Act. The committee will reconvene at 3:30 PM ET to hold a hearing to examine pending judicial nominations. Watch a live webcast of both meetings.... The US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting at 10 AM ET to consider the National Intelligence Reform Act. Watch a live webcast.... The US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution will meet at 10 AM ET to consider a motion to authorize the issuance of a subpoena to Custodian of Records, United States Commission on Civil Rights. Watch a live webcast.... The US House Judiciary Committee will meet at 11 AM ET for markup of HR 5107, which deals with the use of DNA evidence and HJ Res. 22, proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States. Watch a live webcast of the meeting.
At the United Nations, the 59th session of the General Assembly continues at 10 AM ET with remarks by several heads of state. The morning session begins with a statement by Sulejman Tihic, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Romanian President Ion Iliescu opens the 3 PM ET afternoon session. Read the schedule of speakers and watch a live webcast of both sessions.