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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, September 28

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, September 28.

Yaser Esam Hamdi, the subject of a June US Supreme Court decision limiting presidential authority to hold enemy combatants indefinitely, will be released today and flown to Saudi Arabia. JURIST's Paper Chase has background and AP has more.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will meet at 9:45 AM ET and will consider the Intelligence Reform Bill (S 2845). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House will meet at 2 PM ET for legislative business and will consider several bills including the Piracy Deterrence and Education Act of 2004 (HR 4077). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution will hold a 4 PM ET oversight hearing on the status of the implementation of the Pigford v. Glickman settlement. The US Department of Agriculture has background on the case. Watch a live webcast of the subcommittee meeting.... The US House Rules Committee will meet at 5 PM ET to consider the District of Columbia Personal Protection Act (HR 3193) and a House resolution on proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to marriage (HJ Res 106). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).

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 10 AM ET to consider the draft report of the Security Council to the General Assembly and the situation in Afghanistan. Watch a live webcast.

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