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7 Apr 2017, 2:17 pm by Andrew Hamm
Additional early commentary comes from Ross Barkan for The Guardian, Jonathan Adler for The Volokh Conspiracy at The Washington Post, Rick Hasen for his Election Law Blog, Ilya Shapiro and Roger Pilon for Cato at Liberty, Ramesh Ponnuru for National Review, Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern for Slate, Kent Scheidegger for his Crime and Consequences blog, Ian Millhiser with two posts for Think Progress, Andrew Prokop for Vox, Charles Pierce for Esquire, Ivan Eland for The… [read post]
29 Mar 2017, 5:03 am by Edith Roberts
Commentary comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences, who argues that the critical question in the case “was whether private organizations with pro-defendant agendas … have the power to amend the Eighth Amendment so that states must follow their latest pronouncements, rather than their previous pronouncements, in deciding who qualifies for the no-matter-what exemption,” and that on “this essential point the Court hands us a bowl of… [read post]
27 Mar 2017, 4:18 am by Edith Roberts
Commentary comes from William Marshall at ACS Blog, Mark Kende at ACS Blog, Ken Jost at Jost on Justice, Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences, Allen Ides in The Sacramento Bee, Amy Vitale in an op-ed at The Hill, Jeffrey Toobin in The New Yorker, the editorial board of the Los Angeles Times, Stephen Henderson in the Detroit Free Press, William Astore in The Huffington Post, Tony May in an op-ed for Penn Live, Philip Martin in an op-ed at ArkansasOnline, Paul Rosenberg at… [read post]
14 Feb 2017, 11:06 am by CJLF Staff
Federal Judicial Appointments:  While partisan battles swirl around the President's nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, as noted by Kent Scheidegger in a recent post, appointments to federal district courts and courts of appeal are also of great importance. [read post]
2 Feb 2017, 4:40 am by Edith Roberts
” Commentary on the appointment comes from Christina Cauterucci at Slate’s XX Factor blog, who looks at what Gorsuch’s nomination means for women, arguing that as “far as the health, safety, and civil rights of America’s women are concerned, it’s hard to imagine how the court could do worse”; Ilya Shapiro at the Cato Institute’s Cato at Liberty blog, who maintains that “Donald Trump has managed to pick a nominee who should please everyone other… [read post]
17 Jan 2017, 4:21 am by Edith Roberts
At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger looks at the four criminal cases among the new grants. [read post]
5 Jan 2017, 4:27 am by Edith Roberts
” Commentary comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences, who maintains that “any genuine originalist will swiftly be declared ‘out of the mainstream’ by Senator Schumer, the New York Times, and the usual suspects. [read post]
12 Dec 2016, 4:14 am by Edith Roberts
At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger argues that Smith’s case “was not a clean” one in which to decide whether “the jury and not the judge” must “make the additional findings that state law requires before a ‘death-eligible’ defendant is actually sentenced to death,” “although the U.S. [read post]
5 Dec 2016, 9:32 am by CJLF Staff
  The podcast is a recording of a December 2 teleforum with CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger. [read post]
30 Nov 2016, 4:09 am by Edith Roberts
” Another take on Moore comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences, who argues that Bobby Moore’s lawyers engaged in a “bait-and-switch” at “the nation’s highest court” by changing the basis on which they were challenging the Texas standard for intellectual disability. [read post]
17 Nov 2016, 2:00 pm by CJLF Staff
  Listen to CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger defend Proposition 66 on KFI's John and Ken show. [read post]
9 Nov 2016, 12:27 am by Bill Otis
 In other words, abolitionism lost everywhere it could lose, and it wasn't close.Let there be no doubt who is the leader of tonight's landmark success in the Golden State:  Kent Scheidegger, together with CJLF and the people who back it. [read post]
4 Nov 2016, 7:04 am by Kent Scheidegger
"That doesn't surprise me, really," said Kent Scheidegger, legal director of Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, which supports Prop. 66 and opposes Prop. 62. [read post]
31 Oct 2016, 4:30 am by Edith Roberts
” Briefly: At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger criticizes an editorial in the Los Angeles Times that he says “blatantly misrepresented” a Supreme Court opinion in a 1998 death penalty case; he argues that the editorial “defamed the Court and, even worse, misled its readers on a vitally important public issue they will be voting on shortly. [read post]
28 Oct 2016, 10:02 am by Marissa Provost
CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger and Attorney Donald Heller speak on KFBK Radio about opposing death penalty initiatives on the November ballot:  Prop 62, which would repeal the death penalty, and Prop 66, which would expedite executions.Listen to the debate here. [read post]
25 Oct 2016, 9:49 am by CJLF Staff
CJLF's Legal Director Kent Scheidegger was on KABC-AM 790 on The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips yesterday (10/24) at 5:00. [read post]
20 Oct 2016, 10:24 am by CJLF Staff
   CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger, an author for Proposition 66, an opposing measure that would save the death penalty and expedite executions, says, "If the death penalty is abolished on Tuesday, the drive to abolish life without parole begins Wednesday. [read post]
18 Oct 2016, 4:58 am by Edith Roberts
Commentary comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences, who observes that if “the defendant is sentenced to death, as people who commit horrible crimes frequently are and should be, the capital appeal defense cult stands ready to say that the trial lawyer was incompetent for taking the path that he did at each fork in the road, regardless of which one he took. [read post]