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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]
17 Oct 2016, 4:36 am by Edith Roberts
” Additional coverage of the decision comes from Dan Sullivan and others in the Tampa Bay Times; commentary comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences. [read post]
12 Oct 2016, 4:28 am by Edith Roberts
Amy Howe reports on the decision for this blog; commentary comes from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences. [read post]
11 Oct 2016, 3:44 am by Edith Roberts
At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger discusses last week’s renaming of George Mason University’s law school as the Antonin Scalia Law School, stating that “Justice Scalia was a giant of the law and a leader in producing an important change in direction for our judicial system. [read post]
10 Oct 2016, 12:37 pm by CJLF Staff
  "It's a good reason not to go further down the same road," said CJLF legal director Kent Scheidegger. [read post]
29 Sep 2016, 11:59 am by CJLF Staff
A Better Death Penalty for California:  CJLF Legal Director Kent Scheidegger has this op-ed in the Los Angeles Times.Death Recommended for OH Man who Killed Daughter:  After jurors found an Ohio man guilty of murdering his two-year-old daughter, they decided Wednesday to recommend a death sentence. [read post]
3 Aug 2016, 5:21 am by Amy Howe
  Coverage comes from Lyle Denniston at his eponymous blog, Pete Williams and the Associated Press at NBC News, and Erik Eckholm of The New York Times, while Kent Scheidegger has commentary on the ruling for Crime and Consequences. [read post]
26 Jul 2016, 4:43 am by Amy Howe
In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports on the Court’s disclosure of “after-the-fact changes to its decisions”; Kent Scheidegger discusses Liptak’s story and the Court’s publication practices more generally at Crime and Consequences. [read post]
20 Jul 2016, 7:58 am by Amy Howe
” At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger weighs in on the federal government’s petition for rehearing in the challenge to the Obama administration’s immigration policy; he suggests that, given the uncertainty about when a ninth Justice may join the Court, the request resembles “some dimly remembered nightmare from property law class. [read post]
19 Jul 2016, 6:13 am by Amy Howe
” Briefly: At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger discusses the Court’s denial of relief to a Georgia death row inmate, who was executed on Friday; only Justice Stephen Breyer dissented from the Court’s order. [read post]
14 Jul 2016, 5:13 am by Amy Howe
”  At Crime and Consequences, Kent Scheidegger reacts to the latter editorial, expressing surprise that “we would read the words ‘Donald Trump is right’ in a New York Times editorial about anything, but especially about one of the Left’s favorite jurists. [read post]
21 Jun 2016, 6:52 am by Amy Howe
  Coverage comes from Adam Liptak for The New York Times, with commentary from Kent Scheidegger at Crime and Consequences (who also weighs in on the ruling in Taylor v. [read post]
17 Jun 2016, 3:21 am by Amy Howe
Escobar, in which the Court ruled on the circumstances in which the implied false certification theory can be a basis for liability under the False Claims Act, comes from Ronald Mann for this blog and David Savage of Los Angeles Times, while at Crime and Consequences Kent Scheidegger looks at the “interesting and potentially relevant aspects” of yesterday’s cases. [read post]