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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Thursday, Feb. 17

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

On Capitol Hill, the US Senate [official website] meets at 10 AM ET today, when it will consider S. 5 [bill summary], the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2005. Watch a live webcast of the session. The Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] will hold a business meeting at 9:30 AM ET to consider amendments in S. 256, which would alter Title 11 [text] of the US Code. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee [official website] National Parks Subcommittee is holding a 2:30 PM ET hearing on the implementation of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act [text, PDF]. Watch a live webcast of the hearing.

The US House [official website] convenes at 10 AM ET, and it will consider S. 5 [text, PDF], the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005. Watch a live webcast of proceedings. The House Judiciary Committee [official website] Courts and Intellectual Property Subcommittee is holding a hearing at 9:30 AT ET, at which it will consider H.R. 683 [bill summary], the Trademark Dilution Revision Act of 2005. View the hearing agenda [text]. The House Small Business Committee [official website] is holding a hearing at 10 AM ET, when it will consider H.R. 534 [bill summary], the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2005. Watch a live webcast of the hearing.

The Federal Communications Commission [official website] is holding a telecommunications services priority summit today from 9:30 AM to 12 Noon ET. Read the meeting notice [text, PDF], and watch a live webcast of the hearing.

The Heritage Foundation is holding a lecture [event details] titled "Judicial Usurpation and the Constitution: Historical and Contemporary Issues," at 12 Noon ET. Watch a live webcast of the lecture.

The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq [official website] is expected to certify election results [VOA News report] today, with a possible deal reached between political parties on the formation of a new government.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, a hearing will be held in the case of Rahim Ademi and Mirko Norac [ICTY case backgrounder] beginning at 9:15 AM local time [3:15 AM ET], with an afternoon session scheduled for 3 PM local time [9 AM ET]. Watch a live webcast of proceedings.

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