NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND MEETING OF THE UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION
March 8, 2006
Pursuant to Rules 3.2 and 3.4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, the following public hearing and public meeting are scheduled:
(1) Public Hearing - Wednesday, March 15, 2006, 10:00 a.m.
(2) Public Meeting - Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at 4:00 p.m.
The public hearing on March 15, 2006, will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., Washington, D.C., in the Federal Judicial Center Training Rooms (Classrooms A, B, & C, Concourse Level). It is expected that the public hearing will conclude at approximately 4:00 p.m.. The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses regarding possible changes to the sentencing guidelines.
The public meeting on March 15, 2006, will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., Washington, D.C. The purpose of the public meeting is for the Commission to conduct the business detailed in the following agenda:
Report of the Chair
Report of the Staff Director
Approval of Minutes from January meeting
Vote to Promulgate Emergency Amendment on Steroids
Public hearing and meeting materials will be available at the Commission's website (http://www.ussc.gov/meeting.htm) or from the Commission (202/502-4590).
Public Hearing Agenda
United States Sentencing Commission
March 15, 2006
Opening Remarks 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Judge Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission
Panel One — 10:15 a.m -11:15 a.m.
Hon. Robert McCallum
Associate Attorney General of the United States, U.S. Department of Justice
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
Jodi L. Avergun
Chief of Staff, Office of the Administrator
Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
Panel Two — 11:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m.
Judge Paul Cassell
Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law
U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
Russell P. Butler
Maryland Crime Victims’ Resource Center, Inc.
Criminal Justice Section
American Bar Association
Panel Three — 11:45 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Reed Wicker PLLC
Lunch — 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m.
Panel Four — 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Harley G. Lappin
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Panel Five — 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Federal Public Defender
District of Arizona
Assistant Federal Public Defender
District of Montana
Kathleen M. Williams
Federal Public Defender
Southern District of Florida
Panel Six — 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Co-chair, Practitioners Advisory Group
Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
Practitioners Advisory Group
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Chair, Probation Officers Advisory Group