Notice from March 19-20, 2002

March 12, 2002

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HEARING
OF THE UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

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

(1) Public Meeting - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 2:00 p.m.,

(2) Public Hearing - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 3:00 p.m., and

(3) Public Meeting - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 9:00 a.m.

The public 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 public meeting will last approximately thirty to sixty minutes. The public hearing will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in the Judicial Conference Center (South Lobby). It is expected that the public hearing will last approximately two hours.

(1) The purpose of the March 19, 2002 meeting is for the Commission to meet with representatives of the Probation Officers Advisory Group to discuss possible guideline amendments currently under consideration by the Commission.

(2) The purpose of the March 19, 2002 public hearing is for the Commission to hear the testimony of witnesses regarding possible guideline amendments currently under consideration by the Commission.

(3) The purpose of the March 20, 2002 public meeting is for the Commission to conduct the business detailed in the following agenda:

Introductory Remarks and Report from the Chair
Report from the Staff Director
Vote to Approve Minutes
Possible Presentation, Discussion, and Vote to Promulgate Proposed Guideline Amendments in the Following Areas:

Foreign Corrupt Practices
Official Victim
Cultural Heritage Resources
Consent Calendar

Public meeting materials are available at the Commission's website or from the Commission (202/502-4590).

UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION
PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA
Tuesday, March 19, 2002
Washington, DC

Public Hearing Transcript

Panel One

William D. McColl
Director of National Affairs
Drug Policy Alliance 4

Laura Murphy
Director, National Office
American Civil Liberties Union 12

Panel Two

Irwin Schwartz
President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 33

Jon Sands
Assistant Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona 25

A.J. Kramer
Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia 26

Panel Three

Larry D. Thompson
Deputy Attorney General
Department of Justice 58

Panel Four

Judge Sim Lake (via teleconference)
Chair, Subcommittee on Sentencing Guidelines, U.S. Judicial Conference Committee on Criminal Law 99