Reena Raggi

Reena Raggi (born May 11 1951 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She was formerly a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Education and background

Raggi's educational background includes a B.A. from Wellesley College, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Following her graduation from law school in 1976, she served for a year as a law clerk for Judge Thomas E. Fairchild of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

She was admitted to the bar in New York, and joined the Manhattan law firm of Cahill Gordon & Reindel until her appointment to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Eastern District of New York as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in 1979, serving in that capacity until her 1986 as Interim U.S. Attorney. Later that year, she returned to private law practice at the New York law firm of Windels, Marx, Davies, and Ives.

On the federal bench

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the federal bench as a U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of New York, where she served until her appointment to the Second Circuit in 2002.

President George W. Bush nominated Raggi for the Second Circuit on May 1 2002 to replace Judge Amalya Lyle Kearse, who assumed senior status. She was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on September 20, 2002 by a vote of ( [http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=107&session=2&vote=00219] ) 85-0.

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References

* [http://www.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=1954 Federal Judicial Center Profile]
* [http://www.usdoj.gov/olp/raggi.htm Background Info from USDOJ Office of Legal Policy]


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