Kent Scheidegger

Kent Scheidegger

Legal Director & General Counsel, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

Topics: Religious Liberties • Criminal Law & Procedure • Federalism & Separation of Powers • Civil Rights

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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