Agenda from March 20, 2007

Public Hearing Agenda
United States Sentencing Commission

Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 20, 2007
FJC Training Rooms A - C, Concourse Level
9:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Public Hearing Transcript


Introductory Remarks - Chair Ricardo H. Hinojosa

Panel One — 9:05 a.m.
Criminal History Offenses

Jonathan Wroblewski
Acting Director, Office of Policy and Legislation, Criminal Division,
United States Department of Justice

Miriam Conrad
Federal Public Defender, District of Massachusetts

Elisabeth Ervin
Deputy Chief Probation Officer, Western District of North Carolina
Member, United States Sentencing Commission Probation Officers Advisory Group


Panel Two — 10:05 a.m.
Proposed Amendments for 2007

John C. Richter
Chairman of the Attorney General's Advisory Subcommittee on Sentencing and the United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma
United States Department of Justice (with Paul Almanza (Deputy Chief, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section), Joe Koehler (Assistant United States Attorney, District of Arizona), and John Morton (Deputy Chief, Department of Justice, Criminal Division, Domestic Security Section))

Jon M. Sands
Federal Public and Community Defenders

Amy Baron-Evans
Federal Public and Community Defenders

David Debold
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group


Break — 11:40 a.m.

Panel Three — 11:45 a.m.
Proposed Amendments for 2007

Honorable Reggie B. Walton
Member, United States Judicial Conference, Committee on Criminal Law


Lunch — 12:15 p.m.

Panel Four — 1:45 p.m.
Community Interest Representatives

Eric E. Sterling
President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation (cocaine sentencing policy)

Deborah Small
Break the Chains (cocaine sentencing policy)

Anne E. Blanchard
Federal Community and Public Defenders (cocaine sentencing policy)

Mary Price
Families Against Mandatory Minimums and Practitioners' Advisory Group (BOP reductions in sentence)

Stephen Saltzburg
American Bar Association (BOP reductions in sentence)


Panel Five — 2:15 p.m.
Industry Representatives

Shawn T. Driscoll
American Trucking Association (transportation offenses)

Peter J. Pantuso
American Bus Association (transportation offenses)

Frederic Hirsch
Entertainment Software Association (intellectual property offenses)


2:45 p.m. Public Hearing Adjourns