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
Criminal Law & Procedure • Religious Liberties
Federalism & Separation of Powers • Religious Liberties
SCOTUScast featuring Kent Scheidegger
On November 6, 2017, the Supreme Court issued per curiam decisions in Kernan v. Cuero...
SCOTUScast 1-13-17 featuring Kent S. Scheidegger
On November 29, 2016, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas. In...
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
On November 29, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Moore v. Texas. This case...
SCOTUScast 4-20-16 featuring Kent S. Scheidegger
On January 20, 2016, the Supreme Court decided three consolidated death penalty cases: Kansas v....
The U.S. Supreme Court returns to begin its new term on the first Monday in...