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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Friday, October 8

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Friday, October 8.

US District Judge James Cohn has a scheduled a hearing for today in the lawsuit demanding that touch-screen voting machines in Florida be required to produce paper records. At the hearing, US Rep. Robert Wexler is expected to ask for an expedited trial. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the case and AP has more.

Martha Stewart will begin serving her five-month federal prison sentence today for lying to federal investigators about the sale of her ImClone stock. Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the Stewart case and Newsday has more.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will convene at 9 AM ET and will consider the conference report on the JOBS bill (HR 4520) 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 9 AM ET and will consider the 9/11 Recommendations Implementation Act (HR 10). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).

USC-Caltech's Center for the Study of Law and Politics and the Initiative and Referendum Institute are hosting a conference entitled The 2004 Election: What Does it Mean for Campaigns and Governance. The conference features a keynote address from Florida Senator Bob Graham and presentations by several law professors. Read the conference's agenda.

At the United Nations, the Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.

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