Oklahoma’s new attorney general wants the chairman and another member of the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board banned from two upcoming clemency hearings on bias grounds.
Attorney General John O’Connor is asking the Oklahoma Supreme Court to order the two to disqualify themselves.
A clemency hearing for high-profile death row inmate Julius Jones is scheduled for Tuesday. A clemency hearing for death-row inmate Bigler Jobe Stouffer is scheduled for the next day.
Justices already have refused to block board chairman Adam Luck and board member Kelly Doyle from participating in proceedings for Jones.
In a one-page order Monday, they rejected — without explanation — a disqualification request made in September by Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater.