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Docket ~ Legal agenda and live webcasts for Tuesday, September 21

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

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will convene at 9:45 AM ET and will begin consideration of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill for 2005 (S 2666).... The US Senate Governmental Affairs Committee will meet at 10 AM ET for markup of the National Intelligence Reform Act of 2004. Watch a live webcast.... At 2 PM ET, the US Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship will hold a hearing on "Refugees: Seeking Solutions to a Global Concern." Watch a live webcast.... At 2:30 PM ET, the US Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on the Wireless 411 Privacy Act (S 1963). Watch a live webcast.... At 3 PM ET, the US Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe will hold a forum to examine Defense Department efforts to enforce policies against trafficking in persons.... The US House Rules Committee will meet at 5 PM ET to discuss the Pledge Protection Act (HR 2028).

At the United Nations, the General Assembly will begin its 59th session at 10 AM ET. The debate begins with opening statements by General Assembly President Jean Ping and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, to be followed by remarks by several heads of state, including President Bush. Afghan President Hamid Karzai opens the 3 PM ET afternoon session. Read the schedule of speakers and watch a live webcast of both sessions.

Egypt's ruling National Democratic Party will hold its annual meeting and will discuss legislative amendments to strengthen civil and women's rights and other economic and land reform issues. VOA has more.

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