Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Wednesday, Nov. 10
Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Wednesday, Nov. 10

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Wednesday, November 10.

The US Supreme Court hears 10 AM ET arguments in two cases today. In the first, Illinois v. Caballes (case summary from Duke Law School), the Court will determine whether the Fourth Amendment requires a reasonable, articulabe suspicion to warrant using a drug dog during a traffic stop. The ABA has merit briefs filed in the case. In the second case, Brown v. Payton (case summary from Duke Law School), the Court considers whether a "catch-all" mitigation instruction in California capital cases can be constitutionally applied to post-crime evidence. The ABA provides merit briefs for the case.

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

VT Gov. James Douglas will announce his selection for chief justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, subject to Senate confirmation.

The Council for Excellence in Government is hosting a panel discussion on the presidential appointment process. A live webcast is available beginning at 8:45 AM ET (via C-SPAN 3).

The Cato Institute is hosting a book forum titled, "Shakedown: How Corporations, Government, and Trial Lawyers Abuse the Judicial Process," at 12 noon. Live audio from the event is available.

At the UN today, a 1 PM ET press conference will be held on three energy reports issues today. A live webcast is available via UNTV Channel 2.

At the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, the Slobodan Milosevic trial continues today. 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.