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CBC Hosts "Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy" Symposium


The Congressional Black Caucus
 Community Re-Investment Taskforce and the 
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
at Harvard Law School
invite you to attend 

"Rethinking Federal Sentencing Policy"
25th Anniversary of the Sentencing Reform Act
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. 
  U.S. House of Representatives
Committee on Ways and Means
1100 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C.




Welcome and Opening Remarks by
Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX)
 Rep. Danny Davis (IL)
Rep. Charles Rangel (NY)
Welcome and Introduction of Attorney General by
Rep. John Conyers (MI)
Remarks by
Eric Holder, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice 
Introduction of Justice Breyer
Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. Executive Director,  
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice,
Harvard Law School
Hon. Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice
Supreme Court of the United States
Kate Stith, Acting Dean 
Yale Law School
Mandatory Minimums
Panel One: Rep Maxine Waters (CA) 
History of Mandatory Minimums 
Nancy Gertner, Judge, U.S. District Court for the
District of Massachusetts 
Hon. J. Spencer Letts, Judge, U.S. District Court,
Central District of California 
Eric Sterling, President, Criminal Justice Policy Foundation 
Panel Two: Rep. Bobby Scott (VA)
The Need for Repeal, Including Legislative Update 
A.J. Kramer, Federal Defender, Federal Public Defender of the
District of Columbia 
Julie Stewart, President, Families Against Mandatory Minimums 
Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project 
Margaret Love, Former Pardon Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice 
Disparity Between Crack and Powder Cocaine
Panel Three: Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX)
Hon. Reggie B. Walton, Judge, U.S. District Court for the
District of Columbia
Hon. William Sessions, Vice Chairman, U.S. Sentencing Commission 
Bruce Nicholson, Legislative Counsel, American Bar Association 
David Kirby, Former United States Attorney for the
District of Vermont 
Good Time, Community Corrections and Reentry
 Panel Four: Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL)
Hon. Ann Aiken, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court of the
District of Oregon
Loretta S. Martin, Chief Probation Officer for the Central
District of California
Harley G. Lappin, Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons 
            Jane Browning, Executive Director, International Community Corrections Association
Kristen Mamer, Director Public Affairs, FedCure
Isaac Fulwood, Jr., Chairman, U.S. Parole Commission (Invited)

Contact: Bernard Moore, PhD, Senior Policy Fellow
Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis

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