Notice from February 15-16, 2005

Notice of Public Hearing

February 7, 2005

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, February 15, 2005 at 1:30 p.m.
(2) Public Hearing - Tuesday, February 15, 2005 at 2:00 p.m.
(3) Public Hearing – Wednesday, February 16, 2005 at 9:30 a.m.

The public meeting and hearing 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
Possible Vote to Publish Proposed Amendments/Issues for Comment
Identity Theft
Miscellaneous Amendments

The purpose of the public hearing, 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 hearing and meeting will be available at the Commission's website ( or from the Commission (202/502-4590).

Public Hearing Agenda

Day One: February 15, 2005

Tuesday, February 15 — 2:00 p.m.

Introductory Remarks — 2:00 p.m.

Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel One
A View From The Judiciary

Honorable Thomas F. Hogan
Chief United States District Judge, District of District of Columbia

Honorable Lawrence Piersol
Chief United States District Judge, District of South Dakota
Chair, Federal Judges Association

Panel Two
A View from the Judiciary

Honorable Paul G. Cassell
United States District Judge, District of Utah

Honorable Lynn S. Adelman
United States District Judge, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Honorable Richard G. Kopf
United States District Judge, District of Nebraska


Panel Three
Advocacy Groups

Mary Price
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)

Collene Campbell
Memory Of Victims Everywhere (MOVE)


Panel Four
A View From Academia

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



Day Two: Wednesday, February 16— 9:30 a.m.

Introductory Remarks

Honorable Ricardo H. Hinojosa
Chair, United States Sentencing Commission

Panel One
A Look at State Guideline Systems

Lyle Yurko
Member, North Carolina Sentencing Commission

Kim S. Hunt
Director, District of Columbia Sentencing Commission

Daniel F. Wilhelm
Director, State Sentencing and Corrections Program, Vera Institute of Justice

Mark Bergstrom
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing


Panel Two
Booker and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Bruce Fein
Bruce Fein & Associates and The Lichfield Group

Stephen A. Saltzburg
Professor, George Washington University School of Law
ABA Criminal Justice Section

Daniel P. Collins
Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson


Panel Three
A View From The Defense Bar

Jon M. Sands
Federal Public Defender for the District of Arizona
Chair, Federal Defender Guideline Committee

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

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


Panel Four
A View From Law Enforcement

Robert McCampbell
United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma
Chair, Attorney General Advisory Sub-Committee on Sentencing
United States Department of Justice