Agenda from February 15-16, 2005

Public Hearing Agenda
United States Sentencing Commission

Judicial Conference Center
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Washington, DC

February 15–16, 2005

Public Hearing Transcript




Tuesday, February 15 — 2:00 p.m.

Introductory Remarks — 2:00 p.m.

Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel One
A View From The Judiciary

Honorable Thomas F. Hogan
Chief United States District Judge, District of District of Columbia

Honorable Lawrence Piersol
Chief United States District Judge, District of South Dakota
Chair, Federal Judges Association

Panel Two
A View from the Judiciary

Honorable Paul G. Cassell
United States District Judge, District of Utah

Honorable Lynn S. Adelman
United States District Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Honorable Richard G. Kopf
United States District Judge, District of Nebraska

Q&A

Panel Three
Advocacy Groups

Mary Price
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)

Collene Campbell
Memory Of Victims Everywhere (MOVE)

Q&A

Panel Four
A View From Academia

Paul Rosenzweig
Senior Legal Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law

Douglas A. Berman
Professor, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University

Q&A

Adjourn
 


Wednesday, February 16— 9:30 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel One
A Look at State Guideline Systems

Lyle Yurko
Member, North Carolina Sentencing Commission

Kim S. Hunt
Director, District of Columbia Sentencing Commission

Daniel F. Wilhelm
Director, State Sentencing and Corrections Program, Vera Institute of Justice

Mark Bergstrom
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing

Q&A

Panel Two
Booker and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein & Associates and The Lichfield Group

Stephen A. Saltzburg
Professor, George Washington University School of Law
ABA Criminal Justice Section

Daniel P. Collins
Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson

Q&A

Panel Three
A View From The Defense Bar

Jon M. Sands
Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona
Chair, Federal Defender Guideline Committee

Amy Baron-Evans
Co-chair, Practitioners Advisory Group
Dwyer & Collora, LLP

Carmen Hernandez
Second Vice President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Q&A

Panel Four
A View From Law Enforcement

Robert McCampbell
United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma
Chair, Attorney General Advisory Sub-Committee on Sentencing
United States Department of Justice

Q&A

Adjourn