Agenda from July 9-10, 2009

United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing Agenda
United States Court of International Trade
New York City, New York
July 9-10, 2009

Public Hearing Transcript

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

Opening Remarks   (8:30 a.m.)

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

Honorable Jon O. Newman
Senior Circuit Judge
Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable D. Michael Fisher
Circuit Judge
Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Jeffrey R. Howard
Circuit Judge
First Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Brett M. Kavanaugh
Circuit Judge
District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals

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

Honorable Richard J. Arcara
Chief Judge, United States District Court
Western District of New York

Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr.
Chief Judge, United States District Court
District of Maine

Honorable Denny Chin
District Judge
Southern District of New York

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

William Henry
Chief Probation Officer
District of Maryland

Michael Fitzpatrick
Chief Probation Officer
Southern District of New York

C. Warren Maxwell
Deputy Chief Probation Officer
District of Connecticut

Wilfredo Torres
Senior Deputy Chief Probation Officer
District of New Jersey

Break

Panel IV.    View from the Defense Bar  (2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.)

Alexander Bunin
Federal Public Defender
Northern District of New York

Michael S. Nachmanoff
Federal Public Defender
Eastern District of Virginia

Robert Mann
Mann & Mitchell
CJA District Representative
District of Rhode Island

Panel V.    View from the Executive Branch  (4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.)

Benton J. Campbell
United States Attorney
Eastern District of New York

Dana J. Boente
United States Attorney
Eastern District of Virginia



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

Reconvene & Opening Remarks  

Panel VI.    View from the District Court Bench   (9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

Honorable Donetta W. Ambrose
Chief Judge, United States District Court
Western District of Pennsylvania

Honorable Raymond Dearie
Chief Judge, United States District Court
Eastern District of New York

Honorable Gustavo A. Gelpi, Jr.
United States District Judge
District of Puerto Rico

Honorable Nancy Gertner
United States District Judge
District of Massachusetts

Panel VII.    View from Academia   (10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Rachel Barkow
Professor of Law
New York University School of Law
New York, New York

Christopher Stone
Chair, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts

James Byrne, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology
University of Massachusetts Lowell
Lowell, Massachusetts

Panel VIII.    Law Enforcement and Community Impact   (12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

Raymond W. Kelly
Police Commissioner
New York Police Department
New York, New York

Susan Smith Howley
Director, Public Policy
National Center for Victims of Crime
Washington, D.C.

Adjourn   (1:15 p.m. )