LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' Supreme Court justices say a decision to dismiss a judge's lawsuit challenging his disqualification from hearing death penalty cases after he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration shouldn't be reconsidered.
The demonstration occurred the same day Griffen blocked Arkansas from using a lethal injection drug over claims its supplier had been misled by the state. During the demonstration, Griffen was strapped to a cot and wore an anti-death penalty button.
A three-judge appeals panel last month dismissed Griffen's lawsuit against the justices over their order disqualifying him from death penalty cases.