Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, March 21

Legal agenda and live webcasts ~ Monday, March 21

[JURIST] Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Monday, March 21.

The US Supreme Court [official website] will hear oral arguments in two cases today beginning at 10 AM ET. In the first case, Castle Rock v. Gonzales [case backgrounder from Duke Law School], 04-278, the Court will review the 10th Circuit's decision to allow a procedural due process claim to proceed against a local government that allegedly failed to protect the holder of a partial restraining order against violence. The ABA has merit briefs for the case. In the second case, Cutter v. Wilkinson [case backgrounder from Duke Law School], 03-9877, the Court will decide whether the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act [text] violates the Establishment Clause. The ABA has merit briefs filed in the case.

European Commission President José Manuel Barroso will provide a briefing on the European Council [official website] meeting scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Watch a live webcast of the briefing beginning at 3 PM local time [9 AM ET].

At the UN, the General Assembly [official website] will hear a report by Secretary-General Kofi Annan in a follow-up to the outcome of the Millenium Summit. Watch a live webcast of the session beginning at 10 AM ET and Annan's speech beginning at 10:30 AM ET.

The 61st session of the UN Commission on Human Rights [official website] continues in Geneva today.

At the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Johan Tarculovski [initial indictment] will make an initial appearance before the tribunal at 8:30 AM local time [2:30 AM ET]. The Naser Oric [ICTY case backgrounder] trial will continue at 9:30 AM local time [3:30 AM ET]. The trial of Fatmir Limaj and others [ICTY case backgrounder] will continue at 2:45 PM local time [8:45 AM ET]. Watch a webcast of all proceedings.