Notice from January 20-21, 2010


January 20-21, 2010

Pursuant to Rule 3.4 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for January 20-21, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. On January 20, the public hearing will commence at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 4:00 p.m. The public hearing will reconvene on January 21 at 9:00 a.m. and will conclude at approximately 1:15 p.m.

The public hearing will be held in the Robert C. Broomfield Special Proceedings Courtroom, located in the Sandra Day O’Connor United States Courthouse, 401 West Washington Street, in Phoenix, Arizona 85003.

As detailed in the agenda, the purpose of the January 20-21, 2010 public hearing is for the Commission to solicit information from invited witnesses regarding federal sentencing policy.

United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing Agenda
January 20-21, 2010
Phoenix, Arizona

January 20, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Opening Remarks   (9:00 a.m.)

Panel I.    View from the Executive Branch (9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

John Morton
Assistant Secretary
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Department of Homeland Security

Dennis Burke
United States Attorney
District of Arizona

Panel II.    View from the District Court Bench (10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Honorable Audrey B. Collins
Chief District Judge
Central District of California

Honorable Martha Vazquez
Chief District Judge
District of New Mexico

Honorable Marilyn L. Huff
District Judge
Southern District of California


Panel III.    View from the Probation Office (1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.)

Mario Moreno
Chief United States Probation Officer
District of Arizona

Kenneth O. Young
Chief United States Probation Officer
Southern District of California

Anita L. Chavez
Chief United States Probation Officer
District of New Mexico

Panel IV.   View from the District of Arizona (2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Honorable John M. Roll
Chief District Judge
District of Arizona

Honorable Jennifer Guerin
United States Magistrate Judge
District of Arizona


January 21, 2010
9:00 a.m. - 1:15 p.m

Reconvene & Opening Remarks  

Panel V.    View from the Defense Bar (9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.)

Henry J. Bemporad
Federal Public Defender
Western District of Texas

Heather Williams
Assistant Federal Public Defender
District of Arizona

Brian Anthony Pori
Inocente, P.C.
District of New Mexico

Panel VI.   View from Academia (10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.)

Kevin K. Washburn
Dean and Professor of Law
University of New Mexico School of Law
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Alison Siegler
Assistant Clinical Professor of Law
Director of the Federal Criminal Justice Project
University of Chicago School of Law
Chicago, Illinois

Panel VII.    View from Law Enforcement and Community Impact (12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.)

Doris Marie Provine
Professor, School of Social Transformation
Senior Researcher, Immigration and Local Policing Project
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona

Malcolm Lewis
Assistant Chief of Police
Tohono O’odham Nation
Sells, Arizona

Adjourn   (1:15 p.m.)