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Oregon Death Penalty

New Oregon Governor Will Continue Death Penalty Moratorium

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.20.2015 | Politics

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D), who took office after her predecessor John Kitzhaber (D) resigned amid allegations of corruption, said she will continue t...

Gov. Kitzhaber: Your Job Is Not Yet Done

Charles Ogletree | Posted 04.19.2015 | Politics
Charles Ogletree

In his last few hours in the Capitol Building, Governor Kitzhaber has the opportunity to undertake perhaps the most courageous act of his career, one that would create his most enduring legacy -- the Governor can commute the death sentences of the 34 men and one woman on Oregon's death row.

Executing the Death Penalty

David Protess | Posted 05.19.2013 | Chicago
David Protess

In 1999, a French journalist made a bold prediction to me. "Your country will abolish capital punishment in the next 25 years." I thought of our conversation on Friday when I learned that Maryland will ban capital punishment.

An Oregon Judge Keeps Giving This Death Row Inmate Reprieves He Doesn't Want

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 07.24.2012 | Crime

SALEM, Ore. -- An Oregon death row inmate and the state's governor are at the center of an unusual legal battle – the governor has granted the t...

Convicted Murderer Criticizes Oregon Governor For Giving Him A Reprieve

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | Crime

SALEM, Ore. -- A condemned inmate who was scheduled to be executed next month is slamming Gov. John Kitzhaber for giving him a reprieve, saying the go...


Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 01.23.2012 | Crime
Diann Rust-Tierney

In the best tradition of leadership, Governor Kitzhaber has articulated a vision of a criminal justice system that is fair, reliable and accountable.

Does A Killer Have The Right To Die?

Marilyn Sewell | Posted 10.24.2011 | Religion
Marilyn Sewell

If Gary Haugen dies at the hands of the state, then his blood will be upon all Oregon citizens. We are the "people who have spoken." I, for one, do not want to be guilty of taking a life. He has no right to make me a killer.