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28 Jan 2020, 3:58 am by Edith Roberts
Commentary comes from Scott Cozenza at Liberty Nation, Kent Scheidegger at Crime & Consequences and the editorial board of The Wall Street Journal (subscription required). [read post]
24 Jan 2020, 3:49 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger notes the implications of the ruling for a capital case this term, McKinney v. [read post]
3 Jan 2020, 3:53 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger finds Chief Justice John Roberts’ recent reminder that federal judges should “‘judge without fear or favor, deciding each matter with humility, integrity, and dispatch’” particularly relevant in capital cases, in which “[i]deological bias and excessive delay are all too common. [read post]
12 Dec 2019, 3:54 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger argues that “an essential issue in the case was barely mentioned” during the argument. [read post]
10 Dec 2019, 3:52 am by Edith Roberts
At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger remarks that Friday’s order denying the federal government’s request to move forward immediately with federal executions “may have been a Pyrrhic victory,” because several justices signaled their “impatience” at the prospect of delay in the case; the court of appeals yesterday set an expedited briefing schedule, with oral argument on January 15. [read post]
26 Nov 2019, 4:01 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger offers his take on the output from Friday’s conference. [read post]
17 Oct 2019, 3:59 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger offers his “initial impressions” of the oral argument, and concludes that “[w]ith this many splits among the Justices, there is no predicting the outcome. [read post]
16 Oct 2019, 3:01 am by Walter Olson
“Lawyer says it ‘would be an honor’ to be disbarred; disciplinary board aims to oblige” [ABA Journal, Lowering the Bar] In the mail: Jacob Grier’s new book The Rediscovery of Tobacco: Smoking, Vaping, and the Creative Destruction of the Cigarette [more from author, Mark Fogerson/Portland Monthly, John Locke Foundation podcast with Grier and Mitch Kokai] Re: House subpoenas aimed at the Trump administration, colleague Ilya Shapiro wrote this comprehensive pre-game… [read post]
10 Oct 2019, 11:36 am by CrimProf BlogEditor
Kent Scheidegger (Criminal Justice Legal Foundation) has posted Refreshing Candor, Useful Data, and a Dog’s Breakfast of Proposals: A Review of Locked In by John Pfaff (Federalist Society Review, Vol. 20, p. 124, 2019) on SSRN. [read post]
3 Oct 2019, 3:45 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger has compiled the 20 amicus briefs urging the court to review City of Boise, Idaho v. [read post]
23 Sep 2019, 8:18 am by CrimProf BlogEditor
Kent Scheidegger (Criminal Justice Legal Foundation) has posted Tinkering With the Machinery of Death: Lessons From a Failure of Judicial Activism (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. [read post]
19 Aug 2019, 4:02 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger discusses the case of Stephen Michael West, whose request for a stay of execution and cert petition challenging Tennessee’s lethal-injection protocol were denied without comment last week. [read post]
16 Aug 2019, 11:22 am by Michael Rushford
  To address the larger question, The Federalist Society Review is publishing a point-counterpoint discussion on mass incarceration featuring Fordham University Law Professor John Pfaff, author of Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration--and How to Achieve Real Reform, and Kent Scheidegger, Legal Director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation. [read post]
2 Aug 2019, 8:50 am by Michael Rushford
  CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger said that the bill will go nowhere, citing polls indicating that most Americans do not want to abolish capital punishment. [read post]
24 Jul 2019, 10:10 am by Eugene Volokh
"] Kent Scheidegger of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation has the story, which he graciously allowed me to reprint. [read post]
1 Jul 2019, 4:17 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger writes that the court’s decision in Mitchell v. [read post]
27 Jun 2019, 3:27 am by Edith Roberts
” At Crime & Consequences, Kent Scheidegger writes that “[a] broad attack on supervised release revocations would indeed be a grave concern,” and that although “[t]he direct effects of [yester]day’s decision are not severe, … future developments warrant monitoring. [read post]
18 Jun 2019, 3:30 pm by Michael Rushford
  CJLF Delivers Oral Argument in the 9th Circuit:  CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger presented  oral argument before an en banc panel of the 9th Circuit today in the murder case of Ezzard Ellis v. [read post]
11 Jun 2019, 3:51 am by Edith Roberts
” Commentary comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime & Consequences. [read post]