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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, October 7

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Thursday, October 7.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will meet at 9:30 AM and will resume consideration of the Senate Intelligence Reform resolution (S Res 445). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House will convene at 10 AM ET and will discuss the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act (HR 10). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security will hold a 9 AM ET hearing on federal offender reentry and protecting children from criminal recidivists. Watch a live webcast.

The Canadian Supreme Court continues hearing arguments today on whether the federal government's plan to legally recognize same-sex marriage conforms with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. CTV.ca has more, including recorded video from the first day of arguments.... In the UK, a High Court judge is expected to rule today on whether a seriously ill baby should be resuscitated if her condition deteriorates. BBC News has more.

At the United Nations, the Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET for closed consultations. The agenda includes a sanctions review of Liberia and threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts (with a view to a possible subsequent vote). The Security Council will reconvene at 3 PM ET to discuss the situation in the Middle East.

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