Agenda from November 14, 2006

Public Hearing Agenda
(Revised 11/15/2006)
United States Sentencing Commission

Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C.

Public Hearing Testimony Transcript


9:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Panel One: Executive Branch

Joseph T. Rannazzisi
Drug Enforcement Administration

R. Alexander Acosta
Department of Justice

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Panel Two: Defense Bar

A.J. Kramer
Federal Public Defenders

David Debold
Practitioners Advisory Group

Stephen Saltzburg
American Bar Association

Carmen Hernandez


11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Panel Three: State and Local Agencies

Chuck Canterbury
Fraternal Order of Police

Elmore Briggs
Director of Clinical Services, D.C. Department of Health, Addiction Recovery and Prevention Administration

11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Panel Four: Judicial Branch

The Honorable Reggie B. Walton
Criminal Law Committee

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Panel Five: Medical and Treatment Communities

Dr. Nora Volkow
Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

Dr. Harolyn Belcher
Johns Hopkins University

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Panel Six: Academics

Dr. Alfred Blumstein
Carnegie-Mellon University

Dr. Bruce Johnson
Institute for Special Populations Research

Dr. Peter Reuter
University of Maryland

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.


3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Panel Seven: Community Interests

Julie Stewart
Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Jesselyn McCurdy
American Civil Liberties Union

Hilary Shelton

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Panel Eight: Community Interests

Ryan King
The Sentencing Project

Nkechi Taifa
Open Society Institute

Angela Arboleda
National Council of La Raza

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks