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Appeals Court Again Rules Against Woman Facing Execution (1)

Jan. 12, 2021, 12:35 AM; Updated: Jan. 12, 2021, 12:53 AM

A divided Washington appeals court panel ruled against a woman facing execution on Tuesday, clearing the latest hurdle to the Trump administration’s plan to carry out more federal executions before Inauguration Day.

Monday’s order from Judges Gregory Katsas and Justin Walker rejected a stay for Lisa Montgomery, over dissent from Judge Patricia Millett, who said that the majority bucked precedent and that there’s no harm in postponing the execution for a short time.

Katsas and Walker, who are both Donald Trump appointees, were also on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit panel Jan. 1 that overturned a...

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