Public Hearing - February 13, 2014


February 13, 2014

8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Pursuant to Rule 3.2 of the Rules of Practice and Procedure of the United States Sentencing Commission, a public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The public hearing will be held in the west side of the Mecham Conference Center in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, DC.

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses concerning issues related to the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

8:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks   (8:45 a.m.)

Panel I   A View from the Judiciary  (8:50 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.)

Hon. Roberto Lange
United States District Judge
District of South Dakota

Panel II   Executive Branch and Defense Perspectives  (9:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.)

Hon. Michael W. Cotter
U.S. Attorney
District of Montana

Sam Hirsch
Deputy Associate Attorney General
Department of Justice

Neil Fulton
Federal Public Defender
Districts of North Dakota and South Dakota

Break    (10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.)

Panel III   Expert and Community Perspectives   (10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)

Hon. Kirk G. Saunooke
Associate Judge
The Cherokee Court, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

Russell Butler
Victims' Advisory Group

Paulette Sullivan Moore
Vice President of Public Policy
National Network to End Domestic Violence

Dr. Jacqueline Campbell
Anna D. Wolf Chair, Department of Community-Public Health
Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Adjourn    (11:30 a.m.)