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Saturday, January 24, 2004

ryan upheld in illinois

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled today that former Gov. George Ryan had the constitutional authority to block the executions of all 167 Death Row inmates last year.

Ryan gave commutations to 167 inmates and pardoned four others in January 2003, three years after imposing a moratorium on the death penalty. His actions stemmed from the high court’s reversal of 13 Death Row cases because defendants were shown to be innocent or wrongly convicted.

167 persons spared the ultimate retribution of the state

posted by roj at 12:21 am