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Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard listens during the re sentencing hearing in Fulton County Superior Court, Thursday, April 30, 2015 in Atlanta.
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It's complicated, really complicated.

But it's clear Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and Fulton County Superior Court Judge Wendy Shoob are at odds.

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently refused to get involved in what has become an ongoing back and forth of motions and legal proceedings.

The district attorney's office wanted the court to order Judge Shoob to recuse herself from cases with a particular prosecutor, but that's just one of the issues in this tangled legal web.