Agenda from November 19-20, 2009

United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing Agenda
November 19-20, 2009
Austin, Texas

Public Hearing Transcript

November 19, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks   (8:30 a.m.)

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

Honorable Robin J. Cauthron
United States District Judge
Western District of Oklahoma

Honorable Keith Starrett
United States District Judge
Southern District of Mississippi

Honorable Jay C. Zainey
United States District Judge
Eastern District of Louisiana

Panel II.    Alternatives to Incarceration, Reentry and Community Impact  (10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Diana Dinitto
Cullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education and Distinguished Teaching Professor
University of Texas School of Social Work
Austin, Texas

Adam Gelb
Director, Public Safety Performance Project
Pew Center on the States Washington, DC

Eric J. Miller
Associate Professor Of Law
Saint Louis University School of Law
Saint Louis, Missouri

Craig Watkins
Criminal District Attorney
Dallas County District Attorney’s Office
Dallas, Texas

Panel III.    View from the Probation Office   (11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Becky Burks
Chief United States Probation Officer
Southern District of Texas

Joe E. Sanchez
Chief United States Probation Officer
Western District of Texas

Break

Panel IV.   View from the Defense Bar  (1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Julia O’Connell
Federal Public Defender
Northern District of Oklahoma

Jason Hawkins
Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender
Northern District of Texas

William Gibbens
CJA Panel Attorney District Representative
Eastern District of Louisiana



November 20, 2009
8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Reconvene & Opening Remarks  

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

Honorable Edith Jones
Chief Circuit Judge
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Fortunato P. Benavides
Circuit Judge
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals

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

Honorable J. Leon Holmes
Chief District Judge
Eastern District of Arkansas

Honorable Micaela Alvarez
District Judge
Southern District of Texas

Honorable Kathleen Cardone
District Judge
Western District of Texas

Break

Panel VII.    View from the Executive Branch   (11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Harley G. Lappin
Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons

Joyce W. Vance
United States Attorney
Northern District of Alabama

Adjourn   (1:00 p.m.)