The district attorney prosecuting accused courthouse shooter Brian G. Nichols has asked the Georgia Supreme Court to order Judge Hilton M. Fuller Jr. off the case.

In an action styled as an “emergency petition for writ of prohibition,” Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said that Fuller exceeded his authority in several respects, in particular with regard to funding issues in the case. He said that Fuller’s recusal from one funding motion should act as a recusal from the entire case.