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Governor of Oregon Stops Executions

Today the Governor of Oregon, John Kitzhaber, announced a ban on executions during his time in office, declaring that “the death penalty is morally wrong and unjustly administered.”  Under his authority, he granted a reprieve to Gary Haugen, who had been scheduled for execution on December 6, 2011.  This would have been the first execution in the […]

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Commentary on GOP Gubernatorial comment for moratorium on death penalty

On February 14, 2010, the San Antonio Express News ran the following statement by Debra Medina, in which the GOP gubernatorial candidate for Texas called for a moratorium on the death penalty. “Medina: Hold off on executions” Debra Medina met with the Houston Chronicle editorial board Friday. Amiddiscussion of a range of topics large and […]