Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen has asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to reconsider its order refusing to reinstate his ability to hear cases related to the death penalty.
Griffen says the Court styled the brief order as denial of a petition for a rehearing of its order. Griffen argues that the court has it wrong. Rather, he said, he’s bringing an original action on his status and is entitled to a full hearing. The court tossed him from death penalty cases after his participation in a death penalty demonstration.