Oregon Governor Issues Death Penalty Reprieve, Will Not Execute Any Inmate During His Term

By: Tuesday November 22, 2011 6:30 pm

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber, M.D., in an announcement today at the state capital, said he will put a temporary reprieve on executions in the state, including the pending execution of Gary Haugen, convicted of two murders in 1981 and 2003. The governor, in an unexpected addendum to his announcement regarding Haugen, also said he will not sign any death warrants while in office.

 

Will We Pass Our Nuremberg Trial, or Will We Protect Our Little Eichmanns?

By: Saturday April 18, 2009 6:00 pm

The “torture memos” released Thursday show us how America’s gulags systematically and deliberately committed torture – a war crime – under explicit polcies of the Bush White House Office of Legal Counsel. President Obama’s decision to release the torture memos is a major step forward for the rule of law.

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