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Oregon court weighs execution delay

EUGENE, Ore. — A power struggle between a death-row inmate who wants to be executed and a governor who refuses to let it occur reached Oregon’s highest court Thursday as lawyers sparred over the governor’s authority to delay criminal sentences.

The lawyer for a man convicted of two murders argued that Governor John Kitzhaber lacks the authority to delay Gary Haugen’s execution without the inmate’s consent.

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