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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, October 26

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, October 26.

DC sniper Lee Boyd Malvo is expected to plead guilty today to capital murder and attempted capital murder in Virginia's Spotsylvania County. Malvo will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. The Washington Post has more.

The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a 10 AM ET open meeting to discuss securities offering reform and registration under the Advisers Act of certain hedge fund advisers. Read the meeting agenda and watch a live webcast.... The American Enterprise Institute will hold an 8:30 AM ET presentation on voter fraud.... The Cato Institute will host a 12 PM ET policy forum on low voter turnout. Panelists include Ilya Somin from George Mason University School of Law. Watch a live webcast.... The Cato Institute will also host a 12 PM ET briefing on whether a national ID system would make us safer or just less free.

The trial of Naser Oric continues 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); the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has background on the case.... Also today at the ICTY, the trial of Momcilo Krajisnik continues. Listen to audio beginning at 2:45 PM local time (8:45 AM ET); for witness protection, there is a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has case information.

At the United Nations, the Security Council will meet at 10 AM ET to discuss upcoming meetings in Nairobi. Watch a live webcast.... Following the meeting, the Security Council will then hold closed consultations to discuss Western Sahara and Somalia.

In Israel, the Knesset continues its second day of debate on Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan from the Gaza Strip and northern West Bank. A vote on a proposed compensation bill is scheduled for late Tuesday. Watch a live webcast of today's Knesset session, beginning at 10 AM ET (4 PM in Israel). BBC News has more.

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