November 13, 2007

United States Sentencing Commission Public Hearing on Retroactivity
Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Georgetown University Law Center
Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor Conference Room
Washington, D.C.



9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Judicial Branch Perspectives

Honorable Reggie Walton, Criminal Law Committee

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Practitioners Perspectives

Stephen Sady and Lisa Freeland, Federal Public Defenders
David Debold, Practitioners Advisory Group
Barry Boss, American Bar Association
Carmen Hernandez, NACDL

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Executive Branch Perspectives

Gretchen C. F. Shappert, United States Attorney, Western District of North Carolina
Sylvester E. Jones, Assistant Director, Witness Security and Prisoner Operations, United States Marshals Service
Joe I. Cassily, National District Attorneys Association

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Academic Perspectives

Steve Chanenson, Villanova University School of Law
Anne Piehl, Rutgers University

12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Community Perspectives I

Chuck Canterbury, Fraternal Order of Police
Wade Ikard, Pastor, North Carolina
Hilary Shelton, NAACP

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Community Perspectives II

Pat Nolan, President, Justice Fellowship Division, Prison Fellowship Ministries
Marc Mauer, Sentencing Project

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Community Perspectives III

Ocie L. Acoff, Pastor and Director, Varner Education and Training Facility, Selma, Alabama
Julie Stewart and De-Ann Coffman, FAMM

4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks