[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, Feb. 2.
President Bush will deliver his 2005 State of the Union address [White House website] tonight at 9 PM ET, followed by a response by Democratic leaders Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid. AP has a preview of the speech. A live webcast is available via C-SPAN.
On Capitol Hill, the US Senate [official website] will convene at 9:30 AM ET today and continue debate on the nomination of Alberto Gonzales for attorney general. Watch a live webcast of proceedings from C-SPAN 2. The US House of Representatives [official website] will convene at 10 AM ET today, with a live webcast available from C-SPAN.
Also today, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs [official website] will hold confirmation hearings for Homeland Security Secretary nominee Michael Chertoff beginnin at 10 AM, with a live webcast of the hearing available.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will deliver a state of the state address today.
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will hold a press conference today to discuss a commission report on the Lisbon strategy [EU backgrounder]. Watch a live webcast at 2:30 local time [7:30 AM ET].
At the UN, the Security Council's monthly President Joel W. Adechi will hold a briefing on the Council's upcoming work for February. Watch a live webcast of the briefing beginning at 1 PM ET.
At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, proceedings in the trial of Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder] have been cancelled today due to an illness of Milosevic. The trial of Fatmir Limaj and others [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today, with a webcast of the trial scheduled for 2:45 PM local time [8:45 AM ET].