The Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission has named
David Sachar, the executive director of the agency, and his assistant counsel had stepped aside because they conceivably could be witnesses in the proceedings.
Griffen was referred to the Commission for review by the Supreme Court for participating in a death penalty demonstration outside the Governor’s Mansion the same day he decided a case over a drug distributor’s effort to reclaim drugs sold to the state Correction Department under false pretenses by the state. The distributor didn’t want the drugs used in executions and the state obtained them dishonestly, it said;
The Commission announced in a news release today that Rachel Michel, senior staff attorney for the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance, and J. Brent Standridge, a Benton lawyer, would handle the complaints against Griffen and the Supreme Court justices.
The release, from Marie Bernarde Miller acting as Commission
Miller, who works on a contract basis as