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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry in Response to a Houston Judge Declaring the Death Penalty Unconstitutional


Location: Austin, TX

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding a Houston judge ruling the death penalty unconstitutional:

"Today's ruling is an example of an activist judge legislating from the bench in blatant disregard of opinions issued based on both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions. Like the vast majority of Texans, I support the death penalty as a fitting and constitutional punishment for the most heinous crimes. This is a clear violation of public trust and I fully support the Harris Co. District Attorney's decision to pursue all remedies."

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