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Ohio legislators should enact proposed death-penalty reforms: Bob Taft, former Ohio govenor

When I ran for governor in 1998, I hadn’t given a great deal of thought to the duty I would be assuming to review clemency requests in death penalty cases. I campaigned on education, job creation and environmental issues.

However, as Governor I spent a lot of time reviewing the clemency cases that came before me. The death penalty is irreversible, and I wanted to make certain there was no question about guilt and no procedural errors.


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