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Irvin Nathan Confirmed As D.C. Attorney General

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Nathan was general counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives and a partner at the firm Arnold and Porter before being tapped by Gray.

So far, the attorney general has kept a lower profile than his predecessor Peter Nickles, but Attorney General Nathan has a few politically sensitive items on his plate.

Nathan took over the investigation into a nonprofit run by Council member Harry Thomas and is also handling the situation involving the Police Department's faulty breathalysers.

If Nathan serves out his full term, he could be the city's last appointed attorney general, as voters passed a referendum making the attorney general an elected position starting in 2014.

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