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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, October 12

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, October 12.

The US Supreme Court will hear 10 AM ET oral arguments in Leocal v. Ashcroft (case summary from Duke Law School), where the Court will decide whether DUI with serious bodily injury is a "crime of violence" that constitutes an "aggravated felony" under the Immigration and Nationality Act. The ABA provides merit briefs filed in the case. The Court will also hear arguments this morning in Jama v. INS (case summary from Duke Law School), where it will decide whether the Attorney General can remove an alien to a designated "additional removal country" under 8 USC §1231(b)(2)(E) without obtaining the country's acceptance of the alien prior to removal. The ABA provides merit briefs filed in the case. AP has more.

The Federal Trade Commission will hold an 11 AM ET press conference to announce a law enforcement action targeting "spyware." Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).

The fall meeting of the ABA's International Law Section begins in Houston today. Read the agenda for the conference on the Future of the Americas - The Next Ten Years. Topics include trade and investment, dispute resolution, corporate mergers and finance and public international law.

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. The trial had been adjourned to allow court-appointed defense council to prepare the defense case. 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. Also today at the ICTY, former Bosnian Serb army commander Ljubisa Beara will make his initial appearance before the court at 3 PM local time. Watch a webcast beginning at 3:30 (9:30 AM ET); for witness protection, the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. Read Beara's indictment and background on the case.

At the United Nations, the Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The General Assembly will meet at 3 PM ET to resume discussion on the Security Council's report on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council.

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