After striking out in federal court, a District of Columbia lawyer challenging the city’s decision to delay the first-ever attorney general election is taking his fight back to D.C. Superior Court.
Washingtonians in 2010 approved an amendment to the city charter to switch from an appointed attorney general to an elected position. Paul Zukerberg, a criminal defense attorney who wants to run for attorney general, sued the city over a measure passed Oct. 1 that pushed back the election from 2014 to 2018.
On Nov. 15, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg denied Zukerberg's request for an injunction that would have put the election back on track for next year. Zukerberg withdrew the case and filed a new complaint in Superior Court on Nov. 27. (Zukerberg originally filed his suit in Superior Court, but the city moved it to the federal trial court.)