Public Hearings and Meetings

2014

April 10, 2014

- Public Meeting. At this meeting, the Commission voted to reduce drug trafficking sentences. Chair Saris made remarks after the vote. A video of this public meeting is available here.

March 13, 2014

- Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.  Video of the event is available.

February 13, 2014

- Public Hearing regarding issues related to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

January 9, 2014

- Public Meeting.

At the January 9, 2014 public meeting, staff gave a data presentation to inform public comment on proposed amendments to the drug trafficking guideline. Video and presentation slides with speaker notes are available.

2013

August 15, 2013

- Public Meeting.

April 10, 2013

- Public Meeting.

March 13, 2013

- Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

January 11, 2013

- Public Meeting.

2012

April 13, 2012

- Public Meeting.

March 14, 2012

- Public Hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

February 16, 2012

- Public Hearing on federal sentencing options pursuant to United States v. Booker.

February 15, 2012

- Public Hearing regarding the issue of penalties for child pornography offenses in federal sentencing.

January 10, 2012

- Public Meeting.

2011

September 15, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

June 30, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

June 1, 2011

- Notice of public hearing regarding retroactivity of Amendment 2, pertaining to federal drug offenses.

April 6, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

March 17, 2011

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

February 16, 2011

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and issues for comment.

January 11, 2011

- Notice of public meeting.

2010

Notice from October 15, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 16, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 27, 2010

- Notice of public hearing regarding the issue of statutory mandatory minimum penalties in federal sentencing.

Notice from April 13, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 7, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 17, 2010

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and issues for comment.

Notice from January 20-21, 2010

- Notice of regional public hearing in Phoenix, Arizona regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from January 12, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 1, 2010

- Notice of public meeting.

2009

Notice from July 9-10, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in New York, New York regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from November 19-20, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Austin, Texas regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from October 20-21, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Denver, Colorado regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from September 16, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 9-10, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Chicago, Illinois regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from August 31, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 27-28, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Stanford, California regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from April 15, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 17, 2009

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

Notice from February 10-11, 2009

- Notice of regional public hearing in Atlanta, Georgia regarding federal sentencing policy.

Notice from January 13, 2009

- Notice of public meeting.

2008

Notice from November 20, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 18, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 28, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 16, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 9, 2008

- Notice of public meeting.

2007

December 11, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 20, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 29, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from July 25, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from June 12, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 27, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 18, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from February 14, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 17, 2007

- Notice of public meeting.

2006

Notice from September 21, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 30, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 28, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 5, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 23, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 15, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 15, 2006

- Notice of public hearing regarding possible changes to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 6, 2006

- Notice of public hearing regarding immigration and federal sentencing policy.

Notice from February 21, 2006

- Notice of public hearing regarding immigration and federal sentencing policy.

Notice from January 11, 2006

- Notice of public meeting.

2005

Notice from November 15, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from October 19, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 24, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 12-13, 2005

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 23, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from February 15-16, 2005

- Notice of public meeting and notice of public hearing regarding the present and potential future effect of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker/Fanfan on the federal criminal justice community.

Notice from January 27, 2005

- Notice of public meeting.

2004

Notice from November 16-17, 2004

- Notice of public meeting and notice of public hearing regarding the present and potential future effect of the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Booker/Fanfan on the federal criminal justice community.

Notice from August 25, 2004

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 8, 2004

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 17 - 19, 2004

- Notice of public hearing regarding possible amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 7, 2004

- Notice of public meeting.

2003

Notice from December 2, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from November 4-5, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding the findings and recommendations of the Commission's Advisory Group on Native American Sentencing Issues and notice of public meeting.

Notice from October 7-8, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding the findings and recommendations of the Commission's Advisory Group on Organizational Guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 23, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding implementation of the PROTECT Act and preliminary implementation of early disposition (a.k.a. "fast track") programs.

Notice from August 19-20, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding implementation of section 401(m) of the PROTECT Act and notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 29, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 16, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 25-26, 2003

- Notice of public hearing regarding possible amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 8, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from May 2, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from June 24, 2003

- Notice of public meeting.

2002

Notice from November 19-20, 2002

- Notice of public meetings.

Notice from August 28, 2002

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 5, 2002

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from March 19-20, 2002

- Notice of public meetings and public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

Notice from January 9, 2002

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from February 25-26, 2002

- Notice of public meetings.

2001

Notice from November 14, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 10, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from June 19, 2001

- Notice of public hearing in response to the March 2000 Report of the South Dakota Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

Notice from March 19-20, 2001

- Notice of public hearing regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines and notice of public meeting.

Notice from April 6, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 9, 2001

- Notice of public meeting.

2000

Notice from December 12, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from November 21, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from October 30, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from September 10, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from August 8, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.

Notice from January 6, 2000

- Notice of public meeting.