Notice from November 16-17, 2004


Notice of Public Meeting and Hearing

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 meeting are scheduled:

(1) Public Meeting – Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 1:00 p.m.
(2) Public Hearing - Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 2:00 p.m.
(3) Public Hearing – Wednesday, November 17, 2004 at 9:30 a.m.

The public meeting and hearings will be held in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., Washington., in the Judicial Conference Center (South Lobby, 1st Floor).

The purpose of the public meeting is to conduct the following business:

Report of the Chair
Minutes
Possible Vote to Publish Proposed Amendments/Issues for Comment
Antitrust
Identity Theft
Miscellaneous Amendments

The purpose of the public hearings, entitled "U.S. v. Booker/Fanfan and the Impact on Federal Sentencing", is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses on the present and potential future effect of the Supreme Court’s decision on the federal criminal justice community.

Materials generated by the public hearings and meeting will be available at the Commission's website (http://www.ussc.gov/meeting.htm) or from the Commission (202/502-4590).

TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS | WITNESS TESTIMONY


United States Sentencing Commission

Witness Testimony Submitted to the United States Sentencing Commission
Public Hearing – November 16 & 17, 2004

November 16, 2004

Introductory Remarks — 1:00 p.m.

Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel One
A View From The Judiciary

Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan
Committee on Criminal Law
Judicial Conference of the United States

Honorable Patti B. Saris (Testimony Pending)
Chair, Committee on Defender Services
Judicial Conference of the United States

Honorable Susan C. Bucklew (Testimony Pending)
United States District Court Judge for the Middle District of Florida
Judicial Conference of the United States, Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure


Q&A

Panel Two
A View From Academia

Stephanos Bibas
Associate Professor, The University of Iowa College of Law

Stephen A. Saltzburg (Testimony Pending)
Professor, George Washington University School of Law
Chair, American Bar Association – Kennedy Commission

Michael Goldsmith
Professor, Brigham Young University School of Law

Q&A

Panel Three
A View From The Defense Bar and Victims Rights Advocate

Susan Howley
Director of Public Policy and Victim Services
National Center for Victims of Crime

David M. Porter
Assistant Federal Defender, Federal Defender’s Office, Sacramento, CA

Amy Baron-Evans
Co-chair, Practitioners Advisory Group
Dwyer & Collora, LLP

Carmen Hernandez
Second Vice President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Q&A

Adjourn


 

United States Sentencing Commission

Witness Testimony Submitted to the United States Sentencing Commission
Public Hearing – November 16 & 17, 2004

November 17, 2004

Introductory Remarks

Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel One
A View From Academia

Nancy J. King
Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School

Susan R. Klein
Professor, University of Texas School of Law

Paul Rosenzweig
Senior Legal Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
Adjunct Professor, George Mason University School of Law

Douglas A. Berman
Professor, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, The Ohio State University

Q&A

Panel Two
Blakely and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Frank O. Bowman, III (Testimony Pending)
Professor, Indiana University School of Law

David N. Yellen (Testimony Pending)
Professor, Hofstra University School of Law

James E. Felman
Partner, Kynes, Markman & Felman, P.A.

Mark W. Osler
Associate Professor, Baylor Law School

Q&A

Panel Three
A View From Law Enforcement

Christopher A. Wray
Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division, United States Department of Justice

Q & A

Adjourn