|CALENDAR STATUS: Active|
|Gary Haugen v. John Kitzhaber|
|University of Oregon Law School|
|Harrison Latto on behalf of Gary Haugen|
Anna Marie Joyce on behalf of John Kitzhaber
Statement of Issues:
|Gary D. Haugen v. John Kitzhaber (S060761) (A152412) (certified by the Court of Appeals).|
Defendant John Kitzhaber, Governor of the State of Oregon, appeals from a trial court judgment determining that the reprieve he issued on November 22, 2011, to halt the execution of plaintiff Gary D. Haugen was ineffective because the reprieve must be accepted by the recipient, and plaintiff rejected the reprieve. The Court of Appeals, upon the application of the Governor and with the concurrence of plaintiff, certified the appeal to the Supreme Court pursuant to ORS 19.405, and the Supreme Court has accepted the certification.
On review, the issue is:
Whether an unconditional reprieve of a death sentence granted by a Governor pursuant to Article V, section 14, of the Oregon Constitution must be accepted to be effective.
The foregoing summary of a Supreme Court case that is scheduled for oral argument has been prepared for the benefit of the public. Parties and practitioners should rely on neither the factual summary set out above, nor the statement of issues to be decided, as delineating the questions that the Supreme Court ultimately may consider on review. See generally Oregon Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.20.
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