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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, September 30

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, September 30.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments at 8 AM CT on whether independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader should appear on the state's November ballot. WisPolitics.com has more.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will meet at 9:30 AM ET and will resume consideration of the Intelligence Reform Bill (S 2845). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House will convene at 10 AM and will consider a Constitutional amendment on marriage (HJ Res 106). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a 9:30 AM ET executive business meeting to consider pending calendar business. Watch a live webcast.... The US House Judiciary Committee will meet at 10:00 AM ET for mark up of the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (S 1194), HR 4306 (to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act), and other pending legislation. Watch a live webcast.... The US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment will hold a 10:00 AM ET hearing on possible misuses of citizen suit provisions in the Clean Water Act. Listen to live audio.... The US House Education and the Workforce Committee Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations will hold a 10:30 AM ET hearing on the Secret Ballot Protection Act (HR 4343). Watch a live webcast.

The Philadelphia Bar Association is hosting the Just The Beginning Foundation's conference for African-American federal judges. The conference begins today and continues through the weekend. Read this press release, which contains a detailed agenda.

The new US policy requiring visitors from visa waiver countries to be fingerprinted and photographed upon entering the US takes effect today. The US State Department has background on the program and BBC News has more.

Internationally, the European Union's Court of First Instance hears arguments today and Friday on whether anti-trust sanctions against Microsoft should be suspended. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the case.

At the United Nations, the 59th session of the General Assembly reconvenes at 10 AM ET with remarks by multiple heads of state and other high-level ministers, which will continue into the Assembly's 3 PM ET afternoon session. Read the schedule of speakers and watch a live webcast of both sessions.... The Security Council will meet at 3 PM ET in a closed session to hear the report of the Secretary-General on the Sudan.

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