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State Measure #6: "Amends Oregon Constitution. Article I, section 15 requires that the laws for punishment of crime shall be founded on principles of reformation and not vindictive justice; Article I, section 16 prohibits cruel, unusual, and disproportionate punishments. The measure would exempt aggravated murder statutes requiring the death penalty on unanimous jury findings from these constitutional guarantees. Where death was not imposed, the penalty would remain as life imprisonment with a mandatory minimum provided by statute."

State Measure #7: "Amends statutes. Requires that penalty for aggravated murder be death by lethal injection when unanimous jury finds beyond a reasonable doubt that defendant acted deliberately with reasonable expectation that death would result, is probably a continuing threat to society, and responded unreasonably to any provocation by deceased. Requires Supreme Court review. Requires life imprisonment with 30-year minimum subject to Parole Board review after 20 years in all other cases."

Published in City Club of Portland Bulletin Vol. 65, No. 21

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