Notice from February 25-26, 2002

February 20, 2002

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS OF THE
UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, two public meetings are scheduled:

(1) February 25, 2002 at 2:00 p.m. (approx.), and

(2) February 26, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. (approx.).

Both meetings will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., in Suite 2-500 (South Lobby). It is expected that each meeting will last approximately thirty minutes.

(1) The purpose of the February 25, 2002 meeting is for the Commission to meet with representatives of the Federal Public and Community Defenders to discuss possible guideline amendments currently under consideration by the Commission.

(2) The purpose of the February 26, 2002 meeting is for the Commission to meet with representatives of the Practitioners Advisory Group to discuss possible guideline amendments currently under consideration by the Commission.

The public comment recently submitted by the Federal Public Defenders and the Practitioners Advisory Group in response to the notice published in the Federal Register November 27, 2001 (66 FR 59329), are available from the Commission’s Office of Public Affairs.

U.S. Sentencing Commission
Public Hearing Agenda

Day One: Monday, February 25, 2002, 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Day Two: Tuesday, February 26, 2002, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
Washington, DC

WITNESS TESTIMONY

FEBRUARY 25, 2002

Transcript for February 25, 2002

Introduction

Judge Diana E. Murphy
Commission Chair

AMENDMENT 8 (DRUG PENALTIES)

Panel One: Medical/Academic Community

Glen Hanson, D.D.S. - Testimony
Acting Director
National Institute on Drug Abuse

Deborah Frank, M.D. - Testimony
Professor of Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine

Ira J. Chasnoff, M.D. - Testimony
President
Children’s Research Triangle

Alfred Blumstein, Ph.D. - Testimony
Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research
Carnegie Mellon University

Panel Two: Community Representatives/Interested Parties

Wade Henderson - Testimony
Executive Director
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

Charles Kamasaki - Testimony
Senior Vice President
Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation
National Council of La Raza

AMENDMENT 7 (TERRORISM)

Panel Three: Law Enforcement

James F. Jarboe - Testimony
Section Chief, Domestic Terrorism
Counterterrorism Planning Section
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Cathleen Corken - Testimony
Deputy Chief for Terrorism
Department of Justice

Adjourn


FEBRUARY 26, 2002

Transcript for February 26, 2002


Introduction

Judge Diana E. Murphy
Commission Chair

AMENDMENT 8 (DRUG PENALTIES)

Panel One: Law Enforcement/ABA Representative

Bridget Brennan
Special Narcotics Prosecutor
Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York

William Nolan - Testimony
Chair, National Legislation Committee
Fraternal Order of Police

Ronald H. Weich - Testimony
Zuckerman Spaeder LLP (On Behalf of the American Bar Association)

Panel Two: Member of the Federal Judiciary

Richard P. Conaboy - Testimony
Senior District Judge
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Panel Three: Community Representatives/Interested Parties

Julie Stewart - Testimony
President
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)

Jamie Fellner
U.S. Program Director and Associate General Counsel
Human Rights Watch

AMENDMENT 1 (CULTURAL HERITAGE)

Panel Four: Law Enforcement

Paul M. Warner - Testimony
United States Attorney
District of Utah

John Fryar - Testimony
Criminal Investigator
U.S. Department of Interior

Adjourn