Pursuant to Rule 3.5 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. at the United States Sentencing Commission, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Commissioners Conference Room, South Lobby, Suite 2-500. It is expected that the public hearing will last approximately two hours. The purpose of the public hearing is to gather testimony on the implementation of the PROTECT Act and focus preliminarily on the implementation of early disposition (a.k.a. "fast track") programs.
Invited and participating witnesses include: (Agenda is subject to change)
Judge Diana E. Murphy
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission
Chief Judge Marilyn L. Huff (invited)
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of California
Judge Lourdes Baird
United States District Court for the Central District of California
Maria E. Stratton
Federal Public Defender for the Central District of California
Paul K. Charlton
United States Attorney for the District of Arizona
Frank O. Bowman
Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law
Updated information on Commission activities can be obtained on our website (http://www.ussc.gov/meeting.htm) or from the Commission’s public affairs office (202/502-4590).