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Governor Kitzhaber Statement on Oregon Supreme Court Ruling

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Location: Salem, OR

Governor Kitzhaber released the following statement on the Oregon Supreme Court's decision affirming the Governor's constitutional authority:

"I am pleased that the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed my constitutional authority to issue a reprieve. I renew my call for a reevaluation of our current system that embraces capital punishment, which has devolved into an unworkable system that fails to meet the basic standards of justice. I am still convinced that we can find a better solution that holds offenders accountable and keeps society safe, supports the victims of crime and their families and reflects Oregon values."


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