Public Hearing - February 8, 2018

 

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines

Washington, DC

Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

 

Notice

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 8, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (ET).

The public hearing will be held in the Mecham Conference Center in the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, NE, Washington, DC. The hearing will be streamed live. (This event has ended. Check back soon for a video recording.)

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to receive testimony on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines related to the Bipartisan Budget Act, Tribal Issues, and Acceptance of Responsibility.



Panel I

Bipartisan Budget Act
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

R. Trent Shores
United States Attorney
Northern District of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK

Michael Caruso
Federal Public Defender
Southern District of Florida
Miami, FL

Ronald H. Levine
Chair, Practitioners Advisory Group
Post & Schnell
Philadelphia, PA

Panel II

Tribal Issues (Part One)
10:00 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

Hon. Ralph R. Erickson
United States Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit
Chair, Tribal Issues Advisory Group
Fargo, ND

R. Trent Shores
United States Attorney
Northern District of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK

Jon Sands
Federal Public Defender
District of Arizona
Phoenix, AZ

Panel III

Tribal Issues (Part Two)
10:25 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Ronald H. Levine
Chair, Practitioners Advisory Group
Post & Schnell
Philadelphia, PA

John P. Bendzunas
Vice Chair, Probation Officers Advisory Group
Supervising U.S. Probation Officer
United States Probation Office
District of Vermont
Burlington, VT

T. Michael Andrews
Chair, Victims Advisory Group
DC Crime Victims’ Resource Center
Washington, D.C.

Break
10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.

Panel IV

Acceptance of Responsibility (Part One)
11:05 a.m. – 
11:25 a.m.

R. Trent Shores
United States Attorney
Northern District of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK

Thomas Patton
Federal Public Defender
Central District of Illinois
Peoria, IL

Panel V

Acceptance of Responsibility (Part Two)
11:25 a.m. – 
11:55 a.m.

John P. Bendzunas
Vice Chair, Probation Officers Advisory Group
Supervising U.S. Probation Officer
United States Probation Office
District of Vermont
Burlington, VT

Ronald H. Levine
Chair, Practitioners Advisory Group
Post & Schnell
Philadelphia, PA

T. Michael Andrews
Chair, Victims Advisory Group
DC Crime Victims’ Resource Center
Washington, D.C.

Adjourn

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