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Answering brief on the merits of respondent Gary D. Haugen

Answering brief on the merits of respondent Gary D. Haugen

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Answering brief on the merits of respondent Gary D. Haugen
Answering brief on the merits of respondent Gary D. Haugen

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGONGARY D. HAUGEN,Marion County Circuit CourtPlaintiff-Respondent,No. 12C16560v.Court of Appeals No. A152412 JOHN KITZHABER, Governorof the State of Oregon,Supreme Court No. S060761Defendant-Appellant.
ANSWERING BRIEF ON THE MERITS OFRESPONDENT GARY D. HAUGEN
Certified appeal from the Court of Appeals, upon appeal from the judgment of the Circuit Court For Marion CountyHonorable TIMOTHY P. ALEXANDER, Senior JudgeHARRISON LATTO (OSB #81289)ELLEN F. ROSENBLUMAttorney at Law(OSB #753239)1631 NE Broadway, No. 533Attorney GeneralPortland, Oregon 97232ANNA M. JOYCE (OSB #013112)Telephone: (503) 223-0783Solicitor GeneralE-mail: hlatto@easystreet.netJAKE J. HOGUE (OSB #123459)Assistant Attorney GeneralAttorney for Respondent 1162 Court Street NESalem, Oregon 97301-4096Telephone: (503) 378-4402E-mail: anna.joyce@doj.state.or.usAttorneys for AppellantBrief filed: February 2012(Counsel continued following page)
February 19, 2013 11:20 PM
 
BRUCE L. CAMPBELL (OSB #925377)KEVIN DIAZ (OSB #970480)ELISA J. DOZONO (OSB #063150)Legal DirectorALEXANDER M. NAITO (OSB #124046)ACLU Foundation of OregonMiller Nash LLP P.O. Box 405853400 U.S. Bancorp Tower Portland, Oregon 97240111 S.W. Fifth Avenue Telephone: (503) 227-6928Portland, Oregon 97204 E-mail: kdiaz@aclu-or.orgTelephone: (503) 224-5858E-mail: bruce.campbell@millernash.comAttorneys for
 Amicus Curiae
ACLU of Oregon, Inc. JEFFREY ELLIS (OSB #102990)Attorney at Law621 S.W. Morrison Street, Suite 1025Portland, Oregon 97205Telephone: (503) 218-7076E-mail: jeffreyerwinellis@gmail.comAttorney for
 Amicus Curiae
Oregon Capital Resource CenterERIN McKEE (OSB #114565)Deputy Executive DirectorOregon Justice Resource CenterP.O. Box 40558Portland, Oregon 97240Telephone: (503) 768-7321E-mail: erin.mckee@me.comAttorney for
 Amicus Curiae
Oregon Justice Resource Center
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Statement of the Case:Questions Presented and Proposed Rules of Law.....................1Summary of Argument..........................................2Argument..........................................................6I.Procedural history..............................................6II.An act of executive clemency can be accepted, or rejected by theintended recipient.............................................10A.This Courts clemency decisions, like
United States v. Wilson
,adopt the acceptance theory without respect to the unconditionalor conditional nature, or pre- or post-conviction timing of the actof clemency involved......................................12B.Defendant has not demonstrated sufficient cause for this Courtto overrule its previous clemency precedents...................341.The reprieve subjects plaintiff to cruel and unusualpunishment under the Eighth Amendment and theFourteenth Amendments Due Process Clause.............382.The reprieve deprives plaintiff of his liberty interest,protected by the Due Process Clause of the FourteenthAmendment, in his individual dignity and autonomy........41III.The Governor’s reprieve is unlawful because it exceeds theauthority conferred upon him by Article V, section 14.................43A.Constitutional context.....................................46B.Statutory context.........................................49C.Case law................................................52D.Historical practice........................................55i

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