Docket ~ Legal agenda and live webcasts for Thursday, September 16

Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, September 16th.

Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor Michigan sponsors a conference on Public Witness/Public Scandal: Faith, Politics, and Life Issues in the Catholic Church, featuring presentations by a number of legal scholars and other experts gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC. Watch a live webcast here beginning at approximately 9:15 AM (via C-SPAN2).

The US House and Senate are not considering any legislation today and there are no committee meetings scheduled.

Internationally, in Canada, Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Justice Douglas Yard is expected to rule this morning on the constitutionality of that province's definition of marriage, which has been challenged by two same-sex couples. The Winnipeg Sun has more. At the United Nations, Security Council members are scheduled to hold closed-door consultations beginning at 10 AM today on a revised US draft resolution on the Darfur situation. At 11 AM, incoming UN General Assembly President Jean Ping will brief on upcoming Assembly business in the new 59th General Assembly Session, which officially began Wednesday. Watch a live webcast here. Finally, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the African Union's second Continental Conference of African Experts on Landmines continues. Read the conference agenda [PDF] and background [PDF] from the African Union.

 

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