Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, September 23rd.
The Arkansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at 9 AM ET on whether to keep a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage on November's general election ballot. The Arkansas News Bureau has more.
On Capitol Hill, Iraqi Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi will address a joint session of Congress at 9:40 AM ET. C-SPAN offers a live webcast.... The US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will meet at 9 AM ET for Markup of the Defending America's Most Vulnerable: Safe Access to Drug Treatment and Child Protection Act of 2004 (HR 4547), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act of 2003 (HR 1194), and the Animal Fighting Prohibition Enforcement Act of 2004 (HR 4264). Watch a live webcast of the meeting.... The US House Government Reform Committee will hold an 11 AM ET hearing on intellectual property piracy and protecting US innovation abroad. Watch a live webcast.... The US Senate will convene at 11 AM ET and will begin consideration of the Foreign Operations Appropriations bill for FY 2005 (S 2812). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).
At the United Nations, the 59th session of the General Assembly reconvenes at 10 AM ET with remarks by multiple heads of state, which will continue into the Assembly's 3 PM ET afternoon session. Read the schedule of speakers and watch a live webcast of both sessions.... At 11:30 AM ET, Finland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Erkki Tuomioja and Japan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Yoriko Kawaguchi will hold a press conference on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Watch a live webcast.
The Organization of American States Permanent Council will hold a special meeting at 10 AM ET as incoming Secretary General Miguel Angel Rodriguez assumes office. Read the meeting's agenda.