The Covid-19 pandemic has complicated the Trump administration’s plan to carry out three more executions before Inauguration Day.
A federal judge last week vacated Lisa Montgomery’s Jan. 12 scheduled execution date because the judge had a stay pending when the Justice Department set it. The judge put the stay in place after Montgomery’s lawyers contracted Covid-19 and asked for more time to work on her clemency efforts.
Meanwhile, two other federal inmates scheduled for execution the same week have cited their Covid-19 diagnoses in challenges to their executions.
“It would be a remarkable turn of events if getting infected with ...