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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 […]