LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who was banned from hearing execution cases after participating in an anti-death penalty demonstration is seeking the removal of an attorney investigating his ethics complaint against the state Supreme Court.

Justices disqualified Griffen from execution related cases after he was photographed lying on a cot outside the governor’s mansion during an anti-death penalty demonstration. Earlier that day, Griffen blocked Arkansas from using a lethal injection drug.