Kitzhaber: state Supreme Court loss won't make him OK execution

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Justice Rives Kistler, center, asks a question as Justice Virginia L. Linder, left, and Chief Justice Thomas A. Balmer, right, listen during the proceedings as the Oregon Supreme Court hears oral arguments whether Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber has the authority to prevent the execution of Gary Haugen during a hearing in Eugene on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Kitzhaber, who opposes capital punishment, regretted letting two other inmates be put to death and said he won't allow it to happen again. Lawyers for Haugen argue that Kitzhaber exceeded his authority when he issued a temporary reprieve for the two-time murderer in 2011, delaying the execution until the governor leaves office. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Randy L. Rasmussen) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT