March 11, 2013, 6:34 amConvicted murderer Gary Haugen is back in the news this week. The State Supreme Court will take up his request to be executed. The seven justices will hear oral arguments Thursday on whether he can REJECT a reprieve given to him by Governor John Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber's action blocked the execution two weeks before it was scheduled to take place in 2011. Kitzhaber argues Haugen has no legal right to reject a reprieve---in part--- because of the Oregon Constitution. Haugen's lawyers say Kitzhaber's reprieve deprives him of his rights against cruel and unusual punishment.