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

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Oregon Supreme Justice Thomas A. Balmer, center left, asks a question of attorney Harrison Latto, attorney for Gary Haugen during a hearing for the death-row inmate who wants to be executed and the governor, who refuses to let him die, in Eugene on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Gov. John Kitzhaber, who opposes capital punishment, regretted letting two other inmates be put to death and said he won't allow it to happen again. Haugen argues 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 Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch, Pool)