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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, Nov. 8

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, Nov. 8.

The US Supreme Court hears arguments in two cases Monday, with the first to begin at 10 AM ET. In Devenpeck v. Alford (case summary from Duke Law School), the Court will decide whether an arrest violates the Fourth Amendment if the officer has probable cause to arrest for an offense that is not closely related to the reason given for the arrest. The ABA has merit briefs filed in the case. The Court will also hear Shepard v. United States (case summary from Duke Law School), in which it considers whether a court may consider the underlying circumstances of a previous conviction under the three-strikes weapons law, the Armed Career Criminal Act (section e). The ABA has merit briefs for the case.

Iowa is expected to complete its count of provisional ballots by today or Tuesday, as required under Iowa Code § 50.21.

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

The Arctic Council will issue its Arctic Climate Impact Assessment report summarizing the impact of global warming on the Arctic and recommending policies to address it. A live webcast will begin at 9:30 AM ET via C-SPAN 2.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Beqë Beqaj is scheduled for an initial appearance before the tribunal. Read the Beqaj indictment. A live webast of the appearance is scheduled for 3:30 AM ET (9:30 local time). Also Monday, trials continue for Momcilo Krajisnik, Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura . A live webcast of the Krajisnik trial will begin at 8:45 AM ET (2:45 local time).

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