Judge Reena Raggi on Getting Federal Sentencing Right

New York, September 25, 2014—Judge Reena Raggi of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals visited Columbia Law School on Sept. 9 to discuss federal sentencing reform as part of the Federalist Society’s Madison Lecture Series on Judicial Engagement. Having served on the bench when Congress enacted mandatory sentencing guidelines in 1986 and when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled nearly 20 years later that the guidelines were advisory, Raggi shared her candid perspective on the age-old challenge of systematizing fair sentences for crimes.
Judge Reena Raggi addresses the Columbia Law School community.