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Subject: Re: Clemency rejected Date: 8/4/2012 12:42 AM
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I'm on my phone, so I'll be brief:

can you type with one hand or do you cradle the phone on your shoulder?



SALEM, Ore. — A condemned inmate who says he wants to die can reject a reprieve from the death penalty issued by Oregon's governor, a judge ruled Friday in a case that probes the limits on the governor's power.

Circuit Court Senior Judge Timothy Alexander ruled that convicted killer Gary Haugen is not required to accept clemency from Gov. John Kitzhaber. The governor's office says an appeal to a higher court is likely.

Well I think so.
He was convicted of the crime and sentinced to death.
I believe his state has an automaic appeal for the death penalty. But one of his rights as a citicen is to refuse to appeal the judgement.

Gov. Kitzhaber is in a bad spot as it appears he opposes the death penalty. But he also has to answer to the law so he has to pass a new law or recind the death penalty.

Oregon has a complex history with capital punishment. Voters have outlawed it twice and legalized it twice, and the state Supreme Court struck it down once. Voters most-recently legalized the death penalty on a 56-44 vote in 1984.

It looks like this will go to the Supreme Court.

jC
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