Bloomberg Law
Dec. 25, 2020, 4:08 AM

Judge Blocks Execution Date for Woman Scheduled to Die Jan. 12

Jordan S. Rubin
Jordan S. Rubin

The Trump administration improperly set an execution date for the only woman facing federal execution, a District of Columbia federal judge said Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss set aside the government’s order setting Lisa Montgomery’s Jan. 12 execution date, because it was done while a stay Moss put in place was pending. Moss had put the stay in place until Dec. 31 so Montgomery’s lawyers, who contracted Covid-19 after visiting her in a Texas facility, could have more time to work on her clemency petition.

The two other scheduled federal executions are set for Jan. 14 and Jan. 15. ...

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