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Docket ~ Legal agenda and webcasts for Wednesday, September 15

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events and developments on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, September 15th.

In the federal courts, US District Judge Garrett Brown Jr. is set at 11 AM ET to deliver his ruling in a lawsuit that argues a special election should be held in New Jersey to choose the interim governor to replace Gov. James McGreevey. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the case and AP has more.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will convene at 9:45 AM ET and begin consideration of the Military Construction Appropriations Act, 2005. Watch a live webcast here (via C-SPAN).... The US House Judiciary Committee will meet at 10 AM ET for markup of the Pledge Protection Act of 2003 (HR 2028) and the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act (HR 4341). Watch a live webcast here.... The US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution will meet at 12 PM ET to consider a motion to authorize the issuance of a subpoena to Custodian of Records, United States Commission on Civil Rights. Watch a live webcast here.

Internationally, the UN will host a 2:15 PM ET press briefing on "Focus 2004: Treaties on the Protection of Civilians." Palitha Kohona, Chief of the Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs, is among the scheduled speakers. Watch a live webcast here.... Also Wednesday, the UN Commission on Human Rights begins a two-day seminar on good governance practices for the promotion of human rights. Read the seminar's draft agenda [PDF].... Finally, Malaysia's Federal Court is expected to rule on whether it will set aside the corruption conviction of former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim. JURIST's Paper Chase has background and Bloomberg has more.

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