Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, Feb. 24

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, Feb. 24.

The US Senate and US House [official websites] are in recess this week. Both will resume their sessions on Feb. 28.

Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] Chairman Arlen Specter will hold a press conference at 10:30 AM ET today to discuss his first six weeks in the post and to highlight the Committee's agenda for the upcoming months. Watch a live webcast of the press conference via C-SPAN.

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is holding a symposium titled "Meeting the Challenge of Grutter: Affirmative Action in 25 Years." A panel affirmative action challenges will begin at 10 AM ET, and a panel on the current state of affirmative action begins at 2 PM ET. More event information and a live webcast is available.

The National Press Club will hold a forum on the public display of the Ten Commandments, as the US Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the matter in two cases next week. Watch a live webcast of the forum via C-SPAN beginning at 2 PM ET.

The European Parliament [official website] continues its week-long plenary session today, with a session beginning at 10 AM local time [4 AM ET]. Read the agenda [text], and watch a live webcast of proceedings. Also today, the Justice, Freedom and Security Council [official website] will hold a press conference on its upcoming agenda. Watch a live webcast beginning at 1 PM local time [7 AM ET].

The 14th Conference of European Ministers Responsible for Local and Regional Government [official website] begins today in Hungary.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today. Watch a webcast of proceedings beginning at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET].

 

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