Jessica Kline is the Assistant Director for Legal Programs in the Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation. She manages the design, development, and marketing of the Meese Center’s products, research, and major events, including the Center’s biannual Legal Strategy Forum and its annual Joseph Story Lecture and Preserve the Constitution Lecture Series.
Kline also manages the production and promotion of major Meese Center products such as the Overcriminalization booklet, USA vs YOU, the Voter Integrity booklet, Does Your Vote Count? and a recent civil asset forfeiture report, Arresting Your Property.
Prior to joining Heritage, Kline was a program assistant at the American Farm Bureau Federation. She joined Heritage in September 2007 as a program coordinator, working directly for former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, then the Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.
A native of Chardon, Ohio, Kline received a bachelor’s degree in education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She graduated in December 2012 from George Mason University’s School of Public Policy with an M.S. in Organization Development and Knowledge Management. She resides in Arlington, Virginia.
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