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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown unlawfully commuted sentences of nearly 1,000 inmates, lawsuit claims

The Oregonian, from Salem, Oregon, reports that two Oregon district attorneys and the relatives of three homicide victims on Wednesday accused Gov. Kate Brown of unlawfully freeing nearly 1,000 inmates, filing a new legal challenge that seeks to slam the gate on over 70 proposed commutations.  The lawsuit, filed in Marion County Circuit Court, asks a judge to halt Brown from allowing those convicted of crimes as minors from applying for commutation.


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