http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0309170050sep17,1,7578847.story?coll=chi-newslocal-hed Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan contends that 32 of 164 death row commutations issued by former Gov. George Ryan were illegal. Her office asked the Illinois Supreme Court yesterday to restore their death sentences. The Chicago Tribune reports that the case tests the breadth of a state constitution provision giving the chief executive the power to grant reprieves, commutations and pardons "after conviction for all offenses . . .
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