Public Hearing - November 5, 2015

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Washington, DC

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 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 Thursday, November 5, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The public hearing will be held at the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, One Columbus Circle, N.E., Washington, DC in Suite 2-500 (South Lobby).

The purpose of the public hearing is for the Commission to receive testimony from invited witnesses on proposed amendments to the federal sentencing guidelines. This hearing will be live-streamed.

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Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Panel I
Views from the Judiciary
9:05 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

Honorable Irene M. Keeley
Chair, Committee on Criminal Law of the Judicial Conference of the United States

Honorable Kathleen Cardone
United States District Court
Western District of Texas

Panel II
Views from the Executive Branch
9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

Robert Zauzmer
Chief of Appeals, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. Department of Justice

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Panel III
Views from the Practitioners
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Molly Roth
Assistant Federal Public Defender
Western District of Texas

Angela Campbell
Eighth Circuit Representative
Practitioners Advisory Group

Zachary Margulis-Ohnuma
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Panel IV
Other Views from the Field
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Richard Bohlken
Probation Officers Advisory Group

T. Michael Andrews
Victims Advisory Group

12:00 p.m.