Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, April 21

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, April 21.

The US Senate [official website] convenes at 9:30 AM ET today. It will begin an executive session at 10:30 AM ET to consider the nomination of John Negroponte [official profile] as National Intelligence Director, and then resume consideration of H.R. 1268 [bill summary], the Iraq/Afghanistan Supplemental Appropriations bill. Watch a live webcast of the session. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee [official website] is holding a hearing at 9:30 AM ET to review the anti-corruption strategies of the African and Asian Development Banks and the European Bank on Reconstruction and Development. Watch a live webcast of the hearing. The Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] Intellectual Property Subcommittee is holding a hearing at 2:30 PM ET today on the patent system currently and in the future. Watch a live webcast of the hearing.

The US House [official website] convenes at 10 AM ET today. Watch a live webcast of the session. The House Judiciary Committee [official website] Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee is holding a hearing at 10 AM ET today to review the implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act [PDF text]. Watch a live webcast of the hearing. The Immigration, Border Security and Claims Subcommittee is holding a hearing at 1 PM ET today on the October 2005 deadline for visa waiver program countries to produce security passports. Watch a live webcast of the hearing.

Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer [Legal Information Institute profiles] will participate in a "Constitutional Conversation" at 7 PM ET at the National Archives. Watch a live webcast of the event via C-SPAN 3.

The Heritage Foundation [official website] is holding a forum titled "The Agony of an American Wilderness: Loggers, Environmentalists, and the Struggle for Control of a Forgotten Forest" at Noon ET today. Watch a live webcast of the event.

At the UN, the General Assembly [official website] will hold its 93rd plenary session at 10 AM ET today, in which it will hear a report on the financing of the UN mission in Sudan. The Security Council [official website] convenes at 10 AM ET today, when it will consider the situation in the Middle East. Watch a live webcast of both sessions.

The Eleventh UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice [official website] continues today in Bangkok, Thailand. View the agenda for the session.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia,the trial of Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura [ICTY case backgrounder] continues at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET]. Watch a webcast of proceedings.

 

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