Notice from March 25-26, 2003

Notice of Public Hearing and Public Meeting

Washington, DC

Public Hearing - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 3:15 p.m., and

Public Meeting - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 9:45 a.m.

 

Notice

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 one hour and thirty minutes. The public meeting 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 the public meeting will last approximately 45 minutes.

(1) The purpose of the March 25, 2003 public hearing is for the Commission to hear the testimony of invited witnesses regarding possible guideline amendments currently under consideration by the Commission.

(2) The purpose of the March 26, 2003 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:

Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act Provisions
Oxycodone
Terrorism
Miscellaneous Amendments
Undischarged Terms Of Imprisonment (Sec. 5G1.3)
21ST Century DOJ Appropriations Authorization Act

Public meeting materials are 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
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building
Judicial Conference Center, Washington, DC


March 25, 2003

Public Hearing Transcript

Introductory Remarks: 3:15 p.m.

Judge Diana E. Murphy
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

PANEL ONE: Manslaughter

Hon. Lawrence L. Piersol
Chief Judge, United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
Chair, Native Americans Advisory Group

Paul K. Charlton
United States Attorney for the District of Arizona

Jon M. Sands
Assistant Public Defender for the District of Arizona

PANEL TWO: Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

William Mercer
Examples of Examples of Non-Substantial Assistance Downward Departures in Economic Crimes
United States Attorney for the District of Montana
Chair, Subcommittee on Sentencing Guidelines, Attorney General’s Advisory Committee

Lawrence S. Goldman
President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

James Felman and Barry Boss
Co-Chairs, United States Sentencing Commission Practitioners Advisory Group

Frank Bowman
Associate Professor of Law
Indiana University School of Law

Paul Rosenzweig (was unable to appear and submitted testimony)
Senior Legal Research Fellow
The Heritage Foundation