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Friday, September 9, 2005

OHIO: Governor Grants Reprieve to Allow Second Clemency Hearing

A man on death row for 20 years who has thus far failed in his challenges to his conviction has had his sentence date delayed so a second clemency hearing can be held.  The Cleveland Plain Dealer published allegations that the state's lawyers made false claims during the first clemency hearing.  Story here. Here's the original story, where a reporter charges an Assistant Attorney General with misstatements before the clemency board rather more directly than is typical in a news article--either the reporter has lost perspective, or is quite sure of his facts. [Jack Chin]

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