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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, October 18

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, October 18.

Early voting begins today in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, North Dakota and Texas. AP has more on early voting in Florida.... Today is the deadline for voter registration in California, Kansas and South Dakota.... In Washington DC, the National Press Club is hosting a forum on issues surrounding election technology. Presentations will be made on the status of election technology upgrades mandated by the Help Americans Vote Act and the prospects of litigation over election technology following the general election in November. The NPC has more.

The US House and Senate are in recess until Tuesday, November 16.

The UN Security Council will hold closed consultations at 3 PM ET on the situation in the Middle East.

The trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic resumes at 9 AM local time today at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia at The Hague. Watch a webcast beginning at 9:30 AM local time (3:30 AM ET); for witness protection, the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has background on the case. BBC News has more.... Also today at the ICTY, the defense case will start in the trial of Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubara. Watch a webcast beginning at 2:45 PM local time (8:45 PM ET); for witness protection, the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has case information.

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