On Jan. 12, 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the strict and sometimes unforgiving sentencing guidelines that have tied the hands of federal judges for nearly 20 years would no longer bind them.

Courting Recovery


It wasn’t long before newly elected Judge Karen Freeman-Wilson ’85 began to know the defendants by their first names–they just kept coming back to her Gary, Ind., courtroom.

The Sorrow and the Hope

Benjamin Ferencz ’43 had an opportunity Eli Rosenbaum could never have–to bring Nazis before a criminal tribunal. In 1947 Ferencz served as chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trial of 22 SS officers, including six generals, accused of mass murder.