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Governor Kitzhaber statement on Oregon Supreme Court ruling

Affirms Governor’s constitutional authority
(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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