United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing Agenda
Ceremonial Courtroom
Everett M. Dirksen United States Courthouse.
Chicago, Illinois
September 9-10, 2009

Public Hearing Transcript

September 9, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Opening Remarks   (8:30 a.m.)

Panel I.    View from the District Court Bench   (8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

Honorable James F. Holderman, Jr.
Chief District Judge
Northern District of Illinois

Honorable James G. Carr
Chief District Judge
Northern District of Ohio

Honorable Gerald E. Rosen
Chief District Judge
Eastern District of Michigan

Panel II.    View from the District Court Bench   (10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Honorable Jon P. McCalla
Chief District Judge
Western District of Tennessee

Honorable Karen K. Caldwell
District Judge
Eastern District of Kentucky

Honorable Philip Peter Simon
District Judge
Northern District of Indiana

Panel III.    View from the Probation Office   (11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

Philip Miller
Chief Probation Officer
Eastern District of Michigan

Richard Tracy
Chief Probation Officer
Northern District of Illinois

Break

Panel IV.   Law Enforcement and Community Impact  (1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Honorable J. Michael Brown
Secretary of Justice and Public Safety
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Frankfort, Kentucky

David M. Kennedy
Director, Center for Crime Prevention and Control
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
New York City, New York

Panel V.    View from the Appellate Bench   (3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Honorable Danny J. Boggs
Circuit Judge
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Frank H. Easterbrook
Chief Circuit Judge
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton
Circuit Judge
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals



September 10, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Reconvene & Opening Remarks   (9:00 a.m.)

Panel VI.   View from the Executive Branch   (9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

Honorable Patrick J. Fitzgerald
United States Attorney
Northern District of Illinois

Honorable Edward M. Yarbrough
United States Attorney
Middle District of Tennessee

Panel VII.    View from the Defense Bar   (10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Carol Brook
Federal Public Defender
Northern District of Illinois

Jacqueline Johnson
First Assistant Federal Public Defender
Northern District of Ohio

Thomas W. Cranmer
Principal, Miller Canfield
Troy, Michigan

Panel VIII.   Alternatives to Incarceration   (12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

James Van Dyke
Executive Director
Salvation Army Correctional Services Program
Chicago, Illinois

Carl Wicklund
Executive Director
American Probation and Parole Association
Lexington, Kentucky

Hon. Roger K. Warren
President Emeritus
National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, Virginia

Adjourn   (1:15 p.m. )