Bill Lockyer, California's attorney general, has urged the judge in the Michael Jackson's child molestation case to reject the bid by Jackson's defence to remove Tom Sneddon, the Santa Barbara County prosecutor, from the case.
Lockyer has called the request "baseless".
Jackson's lawyers allege that Sneddon is "blinded by his zeal".
Jackson's attorneys do not seem to like Sneddon's "smug" and "jocular" manner during a news conference, in which he announced Jackson's arrest.
It all seems to be getting rather personal.