Notice from October 20-21, 2009

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING OF THE UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION

October 20 - 21, 2009

Pursuant to Rule 3.4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for October 20-21, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. On October 20, the public hearing will commence at 8:30 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m. The public hearing will reconvene on October 21 at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 11:45 a.m.

The public hearing will be held in Mineral Hall (Rooms F & G, 3rd floor) at the Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202.

As detailed in the agenda, the purpose of the October 20-21, 2009, public hearing is for the Commission to solicit information from invited witnesses regarding federal sentencing policy.

United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing Agenda
Hyatt Regency - Mineral Hall
Denver, Colorado
October 20 - 21, 2009

Public Hearing Transcript

October 20, 2009
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Opening Remarks   (8:30 a.m.)

Panel I.    View from the Appellate Bench   (8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.)

Honorable James B. Loken
Chief Circuit Judge
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha
Circuit Judge
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Honorable Harris Hartz
Circuit Judge
Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Panel II.    View from the District Court Bench   (10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Honorable John Thomas Marten
District Judge
District of Kansas

Honorable John L. Kane
Senior District Judge
District of Colorado

Panel III.    View from the Probation Office   (11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

Kevin Lowry
Chief United States Probation Officer
District of Minnesota

Ronald Schweer
Chief United States Probation Officer
District of Kansas

Break

Panel IV.   View from the Executive Branch  (1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

David M. Gaouette
United States Attorney
District of Colorado

B. Todd Jones
United States Attorney
District of Minnesota

Panel V.    Community Impact   (3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Diane Humetewa
Principal, Public Advocacy
Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Phoenix, Arizona

Paul Cassell
Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Professor of Criminal Law
S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ernie Allen
President and Chief Executive Officer
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Washington, D.C.



October 21, 2009
9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Reconvene & Opening Remarks   (9:00 a.m.)

Panel VI.   View from the District Court Bench   (9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

Honorable Robert W. Pratt
Chief District Judge
Southern District of Iowa

Honorable Fernando Gaitan, Jr.
Chief District Judge
Western District of Missouri

Honorable Joan Ericksen
District Judge
District of Minnesota

Panel VII.    View from the Defense Bar   (10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Raymond P. Moore
Federal Public Defender
Districts of Colorado and Wyoming

Nick Drees
Federal Public Defender
Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa

Thomas Telthorst
Kansas City, Kansas

Adjourn   (11:45 a.m. )