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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, Nov. 9

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, Nov. 9.

The US Supreme Court will hear 10 AM ET oral arguments in the consolidated case of Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma v. Thompson and Thompson v. Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma (case summary from Duke Law School). In that case, the Court will consider the Secretary of Health and Human Services responsibility to provide funding to Indian tribes under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. The ABA has merit briefs for the case. The Court will also hear arguments in Pasquantino v. United States (case summary from Duke Law School), in which it will consider whether taxes owed to a foreign nation are considered "property" under the federal wire fraud statute. The ABA has merit briefs for the case. The Court is also scheduled to issue its first opinions of the October 2004 term.

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an open commission meeting at 9:30 AM ET. A live webcast of the meeting is available, as well as a meeting agenda [PDF].

The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an open commission meeting at 10 AM ET. Watch a live webcast of the meeting, and read the agenda.

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

A US-Mexico Binational Commission meeting will be held today in Mexico City with US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Mexican Foreign Secretary Luis Ernesto Derbez.

The UN Security Council will discuss the situation in Afghanistan at its meeting today. A live webcast will begin at 10 AM ET via UN Channel 1.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Slobodan Milosevic trial resumes today after being adjourned Oct. 22. A live webcast will begin at 3:30 AM ET (9:30 AM local time). Also today, the Momcilo Krajisnik trial continues, with a live webcast at 11:45 AM ET, the Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura trial continues, and a status conference in the Miroslav Kvocka trial is set for 4:30 AM ET.

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