Federal prosecutors responded to former City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's attorneys' request to withdraw as counsel. In their response, the government argues at least one of Mosby's original representation needs to stay on to avoid to delays.

The government does not object to A. Scott Bolden's request to withdraw. He is one of six defense attorneys on the case, and has drawn the ire of Judge Lydia Griggsby on multiple occasions.

At a hearing Tuesday, Judge Griggsby admonished Bolden for violating various court rules and gave him until Jan. 31 to explain why she shouldn't hold him in contempt of court.