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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, Nov. 2

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, Nov. 2

Voters across the US go to the polls today for the 2004 election. JURIST's Paper Chase will keep on eye on the voting during the day and will provide continuous live coverage of legally related election issues after the first polls close at 6 PM ET.

The US Supreme Court will hear 10 AM ET arguments in Florida v. Nixon (case summary from Duke Law School), in which the Court will review a Florida Supreme Court decision holding that counsel was ineffective in a capital murder case. The ABA has merit briefs in the case. The Court will also hear arguments in Johnson v. California (case summary from Duke Law School), where it will decide whether California's practice of racially segregating prisoners for a 60-day period violates the Equal Protection Clause. The ABA has merit briefs filed in the case.

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

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trials of Naser Oric, Momcilo Krajisnik, and Enver Hadzihasanovic and Amir Kubura continue. Watch a webcast of the Oric trial beginning at 3:30 AM ET (9:30 AM local time). The webcast is on a 30-minute delay for witness protection purposes. The ICTY will also hold a status conference on the trial of Milomir Stakic, which will begin at 9 AM ET (3 PM local time) and is available via webcast. ICTY has background on the Oric trial, Krajisnik trial and the Hadzihasanoviv and Kubura trial.

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