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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, October 5

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, October 5.

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments today on whether Louisiana's rule barring foreigners from taking the state bar exam violates the Constitution. AP has more.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will meet at 9 AM ET and will resume consideration of the Intelligence Reform Bill (S 2845). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House will begin legislative business at 10 AM ET and will consider several bills, including the Bankruptcy Judgeship Act of 2003 (S 878). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property will hold a 9:00 AM ET hearing on peer-to-peer piracy on university campuses. Watch a live webcast.... The US Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a 10 AM ET hearing to examine opening the presidency to naturalized Americans. Watch a live webcast.

Senior law enforcement officials and security experts will gather in Cancun for the 73rd Interpol General Assembly. The conference will focus on international offenses requiring global responses, including terrorism, trafficking in human beings, drugs and financial crime. Read an Interpol press release.

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