Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Wednesday, March 16

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, March 16.

The US Senate [official website] opens its session at 9 AM ET today, when it will consider S. Con. Res. 18 [bill summary], the FY 2006 budget resolution. Watch a live webcast of the session. In committees, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee [official website] will hold a 2:30 PM ET hearing on the EU's lifting of the arms embargo on China. View the hearing agenda, and watch a live webcast of the hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] will hold a hearing on obscenity prosecutions and the Constitution at 3 PM ET. View the hearing agenda, and watch a live webcast of proceedings.

The US House [official website] opens its session at 10 AM ET today, with a live webcast of proceedings available. In committees, the House Judiciary Committee is holding two hearings today. At 10 AM ET, the full committee will mark up S. 256 [bill summary], the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005, and H. Res. 136 [bill summary]. At 2 PM ET, the Constitution Subcommittee will hold a hearing on H.R. 1151 [bill summary], which would extend federal habeas protection to incapacitated individuals whose life may be threatened. View the hearing agenda, and watch a live webcast of proceedings. The House Energy and Commerce Committee [official website] Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on GAO review of FCC management and oversight at 2 PM ET. Watch a live webcast of the hearing. The House International Relations Committee [official website] Africa, Global Human Rights and International operations Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Northern Ireland human rights at 2 PM ET. View the hearing agenda, and watch a live webcast of the hearing. The House Small Business Committee [official website] will hold a 2 PM ET hearing on the Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act. Watch a live webcast of the hearing.

WV Sen. Robert Byrd [official website] will address MoveOn members about his opposition to proposed Senate rules changes that would prevent Democrats from filibustering President Bush's judicial nominations. Watch a live webcast of the address beginning at 12 Noon ET via C-SPAN 3.

The International Conference on Nuclear Security opens today at 10 AM ET and runs through Friday. View the conference agenda [PDF].

The 61st session of the Commission on Human Rights [official website] continues in Geneva today.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET]. Also today, the trial of Fatmir Limaj and others [ICTY case backgrounder] continues at 2:45 PM local time [8:45 AM ET]. A webcast is available for both.

 

About Paper Chase

Paper Chase is JURIST's real-time legal news service, powered by a team of 30 law student reporters and editors led by law professor Bernard Hibbitts at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. As an educational service, Paper Chase is dedicated to presenting important legal news and materials rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible format.

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.