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Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Tuesday, Feb. 22

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, Feb. 22.

The US Supreme Court [official website] is scheduled to hear oral arguments in two cases beginning at 10 AM ET today. In the first case, Kelo v. City of New London [case backgrounder from Duke Law School], 04-108, the Court will decide [AP report] on the whether the Fifth Amendment protects against the use of eminent domain for economic development purposes. The ABA has merit briefs filed in the case. In the second case, Lingle v. Chevron USA [case backgrounder from Duke Law School], 04-163, the Court will decide what standard of review should be applied in reviewing state economic legislation under the Just Compensation Clause. Merit briefs in the case are available from the ABA.

The US Senate and US House [official websites] are in recess this week. Both will resume their sessions on Feb. 28.

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law is holding a lecture by Professor Joshua Dressler titled "Moral and Criminal Law Reflections on Battered Women Who Kill Sleeping Abusers: Convict or Acquit and Why." Watch a live webcast of the lecture beginning at 4 PM ET.

The Heritage Foundation is holding a forum titled "Evaluating China's Elusive Anti-secession Law" beginning at 10:30 AM ET. Watch a live webcast of the presentation.

The United Iraqi Alliance, the leading party in the recent Iraqi elections, is expected to hold a secret ballot election [AP report] to determine who the party will put forward for the prime ministerial post in the interim government. The largely Shiite party earned a numerical majority of seats in the election, and Ahmad Chalabi and Ibrahim al-Jafari are vying for the position.

At the UN, the Security Council [official website] will convene at 3 PM ET today, when it will discuss the situation in the Middle East and the Palestinian question. View an agenda for the meeting, and watch a live webcast of proceedings.

At the EU, President Bush will meet with the Council of the European Union [official website] today. Read a press release on the meeting, and watch a live webcast of President Bush's visit beginning at 2:30 PM local time [8:30 AM ET]. A press conference with President Bush and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will begin at 6:45 PM local time [12:45 PM ET], with a live webcast available. Also today, the European Parliament [official website] continues its plenary session. Read an agenda for today's session, and watch a live webcast of proceedings beginning at 9 AM local time [3 AM ET].

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the trial of Slobodan Milosevic [ICTY case backgrounder] continues today. Watch a webcast of proceedings beginning at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET].

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