March 17, 2011

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

March 10, 2011

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The public hearing will be held in Training Rooms A, B, & C of the Federal Judicial Center, on the concourse level of the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Washington, D.C. The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses regarding proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines.

United States Sentencing Commission
Public Hearing Agenda
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Washington, D.C.

Public Hearing Transcript

8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks   (8:30 a.m.)

Panel I.    Executive Branch Panel   (8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.)

Department of Justice
Harley Lappin
Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons

Department of Justice
Laura Duffy
United States Attorney
Southern District of California

Panel II.    Fair Sentencing Act   (9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.)

Federal Public Defenders
Jim Skuthan
Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender
Middle District of Florida

Practitioners Advisory Group
Jeffrey Steinback
Chicago, Illinois

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jim Lavine
President

Break  (10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Panel III.    Fair Sentencing Act   (11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Probation Officers Advisory Group
Teresa Brantley
Supervisory Probation Officer
Central District of California

Fraternal Order of Police
Richard Fulginiti
National Trustee

Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Mary Price
Vice President and General Counsel

The Sentencing Project
Marc Mauer
Executive Director

Break  (12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)

Panel IV.   Firearms Offenses  (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

Federal Public Defenders
Kyle Welch
Senior Litigation Counsel
Southern District of Texas

Practitioners Advisory Group
William Brennan, Jr.
Partner
Brennan Sullivan and McKenna

Probation Officers Advisory Group
Teresa Brantley
Supervisory Probation Officer
Central District of California

Adjourn