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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Wednesday, November 17

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, November 17.

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate will meet at 9:30 AM ET and will begin consideration of the Debt Limit Extension Bill (S 2986). Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House will convene at 10 AM ET. Watch a live webcast (via C-SPAN).... The US House Government Reform Committee Subcommittee on Energy Policy, National Resources and Regulatory Affairs will hold a 10 AM ET hearing on the Bush administration's record on regulatory reform. Watch a live webcast.... The US House International Relations Committee will hold a 3 PM ET hearing on the UN Oil-for-Food program in Iraq and tracking funds. Charles Duelfer, Special Adviser to the Director of the CIA on Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction, is among those scheduled to testify. Watch a live webcast.

The US Sentencing Commission's two-day public hearing on possible changes to sentencing guidelines continues today at 10 AM ET. Read the hearing agenda.

The trial of Slobodan Milosevic continues Wednesday at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Watch a webcast of the trial 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 Wednesday, the trial of Fatmir Limaj and his co-defendants continues at the ICTY. Watch a webcast beginning at 2:45 PM local time (8:45 AM ET); the webcast is on a 30-minute tape delay. The ICTY has case information.

At the United Nations, the General Assembly will continue its debate on oceans and the law of the sea at its 10 AM ET session.

Incoming European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso will present the new slate of nominated European Commissioners to the European Parliament, to be followed by parliamentary debate. Watch a live webcast beginning at 3 PM local time (9 AM ET).

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