Public Hearing - June 10, 2014


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.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 Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 8:45 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

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 purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to gather testimony from invited witnesses concerning whether the Commission should designate as retroactive Amendment 782. This amendment revises the guidelines applicable to drug trafficking offenses by changing how the base offense levels in the Drug Quantity Table in §2D1.1 (Unlawful Manufacturing, Importing, Exporting or Trafficking (Including Possession with Intent to Commit These Offenses); Attempt or Conspiracy) incorporate the statutory mandatory minimum penalties for such offenses.

Panel IA
Judicial Branch Views I

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Hon. Irene M. Keeley
Criminal Law Committee of the Judicial Conference

Panel IB
Judicial Branch Views II

O. Quincy Avinger, Jr.
Deputy Chief U.S. Probation Officer
U.S. Probation Office for the District of South Carolina

Panel II
Executive Branch Views

9:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Sally Quillian Yates
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. Department of Justice

Charles E. Samuels, Jr.
Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
U.S. Department of Justice

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Panel III
Law Enforcement Views

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Sergeant (Ret.) Richard Fulginiti
National Legislative Committee
Fraternal Order of Police

Bob Bushman
National Narcotic Officers' Associations' Coalition

J. Thomas Manger
Chief of Police, Montgomery County, Maryland
Major Cities Chiefs Association

Panel IV
Practitioners' Views

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sarah Gannett
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Eastern District of Pennsylvania

David Debold
Practitioners Advisory Group

James Felman
Chair-Elect, Criminal Justice Section
American Bar Association

Kenneth W. Sukhia
Sukhia Law Group, PLC

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Panel V
Advocacy Groups' Views

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Pat Nolan
Director, Criminal Justice Reform Project
American Conservative Union Foundation

Jesselyn McCurdy
Senior Legislative Counsel
American Civil Liberties Union

Mary Price
General Counsel
Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Brandon Sample
Executive Director

Russell Butler
Victims Advisory Group

2:30 p.m.