In a motion filed in federal district court on Thursday, lawyers representing artist Shepard Fairey in the copyright fight with The Associated Press over his Obama “Hope” poster asked that they be allowed to withdraw from the case and that a Jones Day attorney and a pair of law professors be allowed to replace them.

The move comes a little more than a week after Fairey admitted lying about which AP photograph he used as the basis for his iconic poster — and then fabricated and destroyed evidence to cover up the truth.

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