Insights: Publications Symposium 2017 | Keynote Address by Congressman Jamie Raskin, Summary

George Washington Law Review

Written by Kathleen R. Geyer
On October 27, 2017, Congressman Jamie Raskin of the U.S. House of Representatives delivered the lunchtime keynote address at The George Washington Law Review’s Symposium, The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society: 50 Years Later. Congressman Raskin, Vice-Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee and Co-Sponsor of the National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2017, spoke about the need to create a national criminal justice commission today to update and continue the work of the Johnson commission fifty years ago. He examined successes in criminal justice reform and areas of bipartisan agreement for continued progress.

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