Kent S. Scheidegger

Legal Director & General Counsel, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

Kent S. Scheidegger has been the Legal Director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation since December 1986. He also served as Chairman of the Criminal Law Practice Group of the Federalist Society 2003 to 2005. His articles on criminal and constitutional law have been published in law reviews, national legal publications, and congressional reports. Legal arguments authored by Mr. Scheidegger have been cited and incorporated in several precedent-setting United States Supreme Court decisions.

After receiving a degree in physics with honors from New Mexico State University in 1976, Mr. Scheidegger served for six years in the United States Air Force as a Nuclear Research Officer. He took his law degree with distinction from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1982 and practiced civil law in Northern California. He was general counsel of California Cooler, Inc. from 1984 until 1986, when he joined the Foundation.

  • B.S., New Mexico State University
  • J.D., University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law

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Publications and Multimedia
Supreme Court Criminal Law Round Up - October Term 2013 - Podcast
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
July 22, 2014
Hall v. Florida - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-15-14 featuring Kent Scheidegger
July 15, 2014
Salinas v. Texas - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 7-2-13 featuring Kent Scheidegger
July 02, 2013
Salinas v. Texas - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 4-22-13 featuring Kent Scheidegger
April 22, 2013
Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 03-30-12 featuring Kent Scheidegger
March 30, 2012
Lafler v. Cooper and Missouri v. Frye - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 11-07-11 featuring Kent Scheidegger
November 07, 2011
Walker v. Martin - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 04-13-11 featuring Kent S. Scheidegger
April 13, 2011
The Inadequate Jurisprudence of Adequate State Grounds
Engage, Volume 11, Issue 2
August 31, 2010
Renico v. Lett - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 06-23-2010 featuring Kent S. Scheidegger
June 23, 2010
Death Penalty
Online Debate
June 19, 2008
SCOTUScast 4-21-08 featuring Kent Scheidegger
Baze v. Rees
April 21, 2008
SCOTUScast 1-7-08 featuring Kent Scheidegger
Baze v. Rees
January 07, 2008
Appellate Corner
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 3, Issue 3, Winter 2000
February 01, 2000
ABA Briefs in the 1997-98 Supreme Court Term
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 2, Issue 3, Winter 1998
December 01, 1998
ABA Death Penalty Resolution
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Newsletter - Volume 1, Issue 2, Spring 1997
May 01, 1997